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Real blow as Ronaldo ruled out for three weeks

August 30, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo will be sidelined for around three weeks due to an ankle injury, the Primera Division club have confirmed.

Cristiano Ronaldo
GettyImagesCristiano Ronaldo was injured in Real Madrid's 0-0 draw with Real Mallorca

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Ronaldo, 25, sustained the injury during Sunday's La Liga opener against Real Mallorca and tests on Monday revealed the extent of the injury.

With an estimated recovery time of approximately three weeks, Ronaldo is now set to miss Portugal's upcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers against Cyprus and Norway, as well as Real's next league match against Osasuna and first Champions League outing with Ajax.

Though losing Ronaldo is an undoubted blow to Los Blancos boss Jose Mourinho - he has an embarassment at riches at his disposal when it comes to bringing in a replacement, with both Karim Benzema and new signing Mesut Ozil available to step into the breach.