Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo could miss the European Super Cup next month after straining knee ligaments in Sunday’s Euro 2016 final.
Ronaldo went down clutching his left leg in just the seventh minute of Portugal’s 1-0 win against France after he was on the receiving end of a strong challenge from Dimitri Payet.
He then fell to his feet twice more, being patched up on both occasions, before he could take no more and was tearfully stretchered off.
Marca reports the first scan performed by Portugal’s medical services detected “a grade I medial collateral ligament sprain in his left knee”.
The injury could keep him out of the European Super Cup against Sevilla on August 9 in Trondheim as he is said to have been given a recovery time of three to four weeks.