Is Cristiano Ronaldo going to see limited action for Portugal during the 2014 World Cup?
Hopefully not. But the Portuguese FA just revealed that Ronaldo is currently dealing with a muscle injury to his thigh and patellar tendinitis in his left knee. The thigh injury isn't new, as it's something that Ronaldo has been dealing with in recent weeks. But the patellar tendinitis—aka "jumper's knee"—is definitely a concern because it appears to be a new injury. And it could potentially limit Ronaldo during Portugal's World Cup opener against Germany on June 16.
"We hope that Cristiano is in good enough shape to play—and to help the team," Ronaldo's teammate Nani told FIFA.com yesterday. "If for some reason he is not there, whoever is there playing has to be confident in their ability to get the job done."
Stay tuned for more details about Ronaldo's condition as we move closer to the start of the World Cup.
[via ESPN FC]