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Portugal fret over Ronaldo's fitness as tendonitis in his left knee is confirmed

The Real Madrid attacker has begun training with the team but concerns remain.

ACCORDING TO REPORTS from Spain, Cristiano Ronaldo is suffering from tendonitis in the patella tendon of his left knee and there are worries within the Portuguese camp that the forward could aggravate the injury during the World Cup.

It’s not the first time that the 29 year-old has struggled with complaint. Earlier this season, he was forced to miss a number of games including the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona in mid-April.

At the time, a number of newspapers suggested there were disagreements between Ronaldo’s reps and Madrid over his injury problems and the best course of treatment.

Portugal Soccer Champions League Final Source: Paulo Duarte/AP/Press Association Images

Two months ago, Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti commented that Ronaldo had ‘a small problem with his knee’ but as the campaign reached its climax, the attacker was further hampered by a thigh injury.

Though he did train with his Portuguese team-mates on Tuesday, tendonitis will curtail Ronaldo’s involvement and casts doubt on whether he will be fully fit for his country’s Group G opener against Germany on 16th June.

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