Real Madrid fear they could be without star man Cristiano Ronaldo for the Copa del Rey final and perhaps even the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals due to a hamstring injury.
Madrid on Thursday confirmed that tests had found a problem in Ronaldo’s left hamstring, although the club declined to give an estimate of how much time he might miss.
"The tests conducted on Cristiano Ronaldo have detected a muscular injury to his left hamstring," a statement said. "This is pending developments."
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Reports in Spain have suggested Ronaldo could miss around 15 days with the injury, a time span that would force him to miss the Copa final against Barcelona on April 16, as well as the first leg of the Champions League semi-final, which would be on April 22 or 23. The Champions League draw takes place on Friday.
Ronaldo sat out the second leg of Madrid’s quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund, and after the match Carlo Ancelotti had claimed he was suffering only a minor problem and should be back in time for this weekend’s meeting with Almeria.