Juventus provide Cristiano Ronaldo injury update ahead of Ajax

Juventus have this afternoon provided a brief update on the injury picked up by star man Cristiano Ronaldo whilst on international duty with Portugal.

Portugal 1-1 Serbia

Fernando Santos’ men welcomed Serbia to the Estadio da Luz last night, for the 2nd of their European Championship Group B qualifiers.

Portugal’s group opener saw the reigning European champions struggle to a disappointing 0-0 stalemate at home to the Ukraine last Friday.

And their meeting with Serbia proved no more productive, eventually culminating in a 1-1 draw.

The in-form Dusan Tadic opened the game’s scoring with just 7 minutes on the clock, before a wonderful solo effort from Danilo Pereira shortly before the interval rounded out the night’s scoring to see the shares spoiled.

As such, with 2 rounds of fixtures behind them, Portugal sit below both the Ukraine and, surprisingly, Luxembourg in the Group B qualifying table.

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Ronaldo crocked

And an all-round sub-par international break for Fernando Santos’ side was compounded by an injury picked up by Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 34-year-old pulled up with what appeared to have been a hamstring problem with half an hour on the clock last night, before eventually limping off.

As such, fears immediately spread that Ronaldo may miss Juventus’ Champions League quarter-final first-leg meeting with Ajax in two weeks’ time.

The veteran himself played down such fears in a post-match interview last night, though:

Juve boost

And Juventus have since provided an update on the fitness of their star hitman.

The Bianconeri have confirmed that Ronaldo picked up a thigh problem versus Serbia. However, the injury has been labelled as a ‘minor’ one.

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As such, the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner is expected to be fit to feature versus Ajax in a fortnight’s time.

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