Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo will dress for the Camp Nou classic next Saturday, despite having finished up the last match against Sporting de Gijon with a seriously strained left thigh. According to the Spanish media outlet ‘Cadena SER’, the Portuguese superstar suffered the injury an the final moments of the match as a result of fatigue.
Nonetheless, images show that Ronaldo has been practicing with the squad this week. The Real Madrid coaching staff and management are being cagey as to the exact nature and severity of Ronaldo’s leg injury,.
They did announce that French striker Raphael Varane is being worked back onto the active roster after having missed the last league match with a bruised knee.
Although Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury didn’t seem to be serious at first, reports have surfaced that he has been going at it lightly in training sessions throughout the week. It appears that Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane doesn’t want to risk not having his star forward ready tor the upcoming match against FC Barcelona.