Ronaldo suffering from tendinosis, say Portugal

Wed Jun 4, 2014 6:01pm IST

Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Portugal's National Team rest after running laps with teammate Beto as they practice for their upcoming friendly soccer matches in the United States at the NFL New York Jets practice facility in Florham Park, New Jersey, June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Portugal's National Team rest after running laps with teammate Beto as they practice for their upcoming friendly soccer matches in the United States at the NFL New York Jets practice facility in Florham Park, New Jersey, June 3, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Ray Stubblebine

(Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo is suffering from tendinosis in the region around his left kneecap, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) said in a statement on Wednesday.

The FPF said that Real Madrid forward Ronaldo had undergone "specially adapted, individual" training on Monday but did not give any further details.

The World Player of the Year missed last Saturday's 0-0 draw at home to Greece with what the FPF described as a left thigh injury.

Portugal are training near New York and face Mexico in a friendly in Boston on Friday.

Ronaldo struggled with minor injuries during the closing weeks of Real's season before playing 120 minutes in last month's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid and scoring the final goal in their 4-1 win with a penalty. Portugal's opening World Cup match is against Germany in Salvador on June 16.

(Reporting by Brian Homewood; editing by Martyn Herman)

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