Massimiliano Allegri has given an update on Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury.
Cristiano Ronaldo picked up a hamstring injury when he was in action for Portugal against Serbia in the first half. The Juventus forward decided to resume the game after a short interruption, but he opted to back out once he felt the same pain yet again which forced the manager to take him off to avoid further misery.
After the game, the Portuguese superstar confirmed that he could face one to two weeks sidelines following that hamstring injury.
“I’m not worried, because I know perfectly my body,” Ronaldo said following Monday’s draw.
“It happens, it’s football. Who’s out there risks it. I’m calm, because I know I’m going to be back well in one or two weeks with no problem.”
Even though he sounded confident, the Old Lady released a statement and confirmed the minor injury, but they never mentioned the timescale for his recovery.
Despite all these claims, Massimiliano Allegri could be hit with a severe blow as the Italian outfit are currently sweating on the fitness of the five time Ballon d’Or winner. Juventus edged Empoli in the Serie A 1-0 and Cristiano Ronaldo was not part of that squad on Saturday.
Ajax surprised the whole world by smashing Real Madrid 4-1 at their own territory and could swing a surprise in the forthcoming round also. It will be a firm test and the reigning Italian Champions will be hopeful about their star’s fitness going into this game.
Bianconeri boss Allegri gave a comprehensive injury update fn his squad as they prepare to take on Cagliari and AC Milan in the league, before taking on Ajax in the Champions League.
“Cristiano is working to get back, we hope to have him ready for Ajax, but it will be difficult,” Allegri said.
“Douglas Costa is in good condition and should be available for that game. Sami Khedira trained yesterday and could be back for Milan [on April 6].
“Cuadrado is working well and it’s only a matter of time until he’s back with the group. I’ll see how Paulo Dybala is today, whilst Mario Mandzukic had a bit of a fever so will need to be evaluated.”
He insisted, however, that there were still enough positive signs to remain hopeful of the possibility of Ronaldo taking to the field on April 10.
“Today’s exam is much better, the leg is much better, then there is a clinical examination and the player’s symptoms. There are still 9 days to go, so we still have time to evaluate things together. He is doing things he can do right now, it is normal that you have to be careful in everything and evaluate pros and cons.” said Allegri.
Here’s how Twitter reacted..
Bad news for Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo 🤕https://t.co/5SadhsbhqI
— Goal News (@GoalNews) April 1, 2019
BREAKING | Cristiano Ronaldo looks unlikely to be ready to face Ajax in the Champions League, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed. pic.twitter.com/9un7clhckt
— Goal (@goal) April 1, 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo has just been hauled off with what appears to be a muscular injury to his right leg. The Juve star pulled up as he sprinted for the ball and quickly signalled to the bench he was unable to play on…https://t.co/y63MTEJ8eX pic.twitter.com/LAgVgN5cj5
— AS English (@English_AS) March 25, 2019
‘I’m not worried’ 😎
After suffering an injury on Tuesday, Cristiano Ronaldo says he’s just fine 👍 pic.twitter.com/PMR49B1Yeu
— Goal (@goal) March 26, 2019
Juventus, before taking on Ajax in the Champions League, will face Cagliari and AC Milan in the league.