The 34-year-old forward hobbled off just 30 minutes into Monday’s stalemate after pulling up chasing a ball on the left wing and Turin-based daily Tuttosport ignited a “Ronaldo Alarm” on Tuesday, while Gazzetta Dello Sport headlined with “CR7 Worry ”.
The Portuguese star underwent tests in Portugal on Tuesday with Juventus moving to allay fears afterwards by issuing a statement to say the injury was a “minor ” one.
“Cristiano Ronaldo underwent examinations in Portugal that showed an apparent minor injury to his right thigh flexors, ” the Serie A giants said in a statement.
“His condition will be monitored and will be subjected to new investigations to define the resumption of competitive activity. ”
Juventus will travel to Amsterdam for the first leg of their quarter-final clash with the Dutch side on April 10 with the return leg on April 16, and the absence of the Portuguese star would be a huge blow for the Turin giants after he dragged them past Atletico Madrid in the last 16 with a return-leg hat-trick earlier this month.
Recovery time for a thigh injury varies from up to 10 days for a slight problem to three months, but Ronaldo quickly moved to reassure everyone that he would soon shake off the knock.
“I’m not worried. I know my body. I believe that in no more than two weeks, I’ll be fine.” Ronaldo confirmed to reporters.
“We have to wait 24 to 48 hours”. Ronaldo is set to undergo further tests in Juve’s medical centre in Turin.