Ronaldo ruled out for three weeks

Real Madrid playmaker Cristiano Ronaldo will be out for around three weeks due to an ankle injury, the Primera Division club have confirmed.

The 25-year-old sustained the injury during last night’s Primera Division opener against Real Mallorca and tests today revealed the extent of the injury.

With an estimated recovery time of approximately three weeks, Ronaldo is now set to miss Portugal’s upcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers against Cyprus and Norway, as well as Madrid’s next league match against Osasuna and first Champions League outing with Ajax.