Ronaldo to miss at least two soccer games due to calf muscle injury
Ronaldo will miss at least two games because of a calf injury that has
been bothering him for two weeks.
Corinthians team doctors said Monday the three-time world player of the
year won't be fit enough to play in the Brazlian Cup semifinal against
Vasco on Wednesday. He will also miss the squad's Brazilian league game
against Santos on Sunday.
"Ronaldo needs another week to fully recover," doctor Joaquim Grava told
the Globo Esporte website.
Ronaldo, returning to competitive soccer after more than a year
sidelined because of the third serious injury of his career, had already
missed Corinthians' 2-1 win over Barueri on Saturday in the Brazilian
Ronaldo injured his right leg in the 1-0 win against Fluminense in the
first leg of the Brazilian Cup quarter-finals May 13.
The 32-year-old striker, who has scored 10 goals since returning to
action in March, played the second leg against Fluminense last week but
said the injury bothered him too much.