Real Madrid megastar Cristiano Ronaldo said on Monday that he intends to come back stronger for the 2016/17 season as he recuperates from the injury he sustained during Portugal’s victorious Euro 2016 campaign.
Ronaldo, 31, was instrumental in leading his country to a maiden major title. And despite limping off in tears in the first half of the final against hosts France following a tackle from Dimitri Payet, he played his part on the bench urging his colleagues on.
Spanish press claim the Portugal captain has a sprained ligament in his left knee and is unlikely to return to action before Real’s third game of the coming La Liga season,Supersports writes.
“Hi everyone! I just wanted to thank all my fans,” The Real Madrid forward said in a video on his Instagram account as he continues to enjoy the sunshine in Ibiza.
“I wanted to tell them that all is well and that I will come back much stronger. Thank you, long live Portugal!”
The three-time ballon d’Or winner, who was recently named on a 10-man shortlist for the 2016 Uefa best Player award, is using his downtime before returning to Madrid to get some quality family time alongside his mum Dolores Aveiro, and son, Cristiano Jr.