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Ankle damage rules out Ronaldo

Published: Monday 17 October 2005, 18.03CET
Real Madrid CF will be without leading scorer Ronaldo for the next month after the Brazil striker suffered an ankle injury at the weekend.

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Published: Monday 17 October 2005, 18.03CET

Ankle damage rules out Ronaldo

Real Madrid CF will be without leading scorer Ronaldo for the next month after the Brazil striker suffered an ankle injury at the weekend.
Real Madrid CF will be without leading scorer Ronaldo for the next month after the striker suffered an ankle injury at the weekend.

Derby damage
Ronaldo registered twice in Saturday's 3-0 derby win at Club Atlético de Madrid, but damaged his left ankle as he tussled for a loose ball with opponent Luis Perea and forced the defender to turn into his own net for Madrid's third goal.

Ligament tear
The Brazilian international, 29, underwent tests on the injury today and it was discovered he has a tear to the anterior ligament in his left ankle. Doctors estimate he will be sidelined for four weeks, ruling him out of both UEFA Champions League Group F meetings with Rosenborg BK.

Salgado sidelined
Madrid right-back Míchel Salgado is another casualty of the capital derby. The Spanish international sustained a small tear to his left hamstring and must rest for ten days. Like Ronaldo and the suspended Sergio Ramos, the 29-year-old will sit out Wednesday's visit of Rosenborg.

Last updated: 18/10/05 1.06CET

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