Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo sustains ankle injury
The Portuguese superstar was the recipient of a strong challenge from Atletico Madrid's Luis Perea at the weekend, and has since been diagnosed with a sprain
Real Madrid have revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo picked up an ankle injury in Saturday's 4-1 win over Atletico Madrid in La Liga.
The 26-year-old was on the receiving end of a lunge from Luis Perea during the match, but despite completing the 90 minutes, the club's medical team confirmed he suffered a Grade I sprain and contusion on his left ankle.
Madrid's official website revealed that Ronaldo did not participate in training on Tuesday, but instead worked with physios in order to try and shake off the knock.
However, there was better news for Kaka and Alvaro Arbeloa, who were both present in training after fully recovering from their muscular setbacks which forced them to miss the Madrid derby.
Abbiati facing spell on the sidelines
AC Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati will be out of action for two weeks with a right shoulder injury.
The 34-year-old sustained the injury in last week's Champions League game against Barcelona and sat out last Sunday's 4-0 win over Chievo.
Tests done on the player ruled out the need for surgery but Abbiati will take around 15 days to recover.
Marco Amelia will again replace Abbiati in goal when the Rossoneri face Genoa in Liguria on Friday.
Abbiati had played in all of Milan's league games prior to last weekend's clash against Chievo.