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Football: Ronaldo Injured


Brazilian World Cup hero Ronaldo has injured his right leg during training with his professional club, Real Madrid in Spain.

The club says Ronaldo did not finish his practice session Thursday after he felt discomfort in his right calf muscle. The team says the Brazilian forward is expected to be sidelined for at least one week while he recovers. An examination revealed muscle damage, meaning Ronaldo will miss a friendly game on Friday against local rival Atletico Madrid. He will also be sidelined for the Copa del Rey match against Athletico Bilbao on Tuesday.

Ronaldo's injury comes at a bad time for Real Madrid, which is already missing striker and captain Raul. He suffered a serious knee injury in November.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP, and Reuters.