Cursed? Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo limps off of practice

Ronaldo Hurt

Do you believe in curses?

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo may — especially after today’s training stint.

According to various reports, the reigning Ballon D’or winner limped off of Portugal’s training pitch some 15 minutes into the session, forced to sport an ice-pack to his already ailing left knee. He spent the remainder of the practice stretching and signing autographs for onlookers.

The celebrated Real Madrid striker has been battling tendinitis for the past month, leading people to believe this was yet another flare-up.

There has been no confirmation of it from Portugal.

Coincidentally, Ronaldo’s health has been closely linked to a story out of Ghana where famed witch doctor Nana Kwaku Bonsam claimed to place a curse on the Portuguese striker mere months prior to the Cup competition.

Curse or not, this is clearly good news for the U.S. Men’s National Team. Germany and Portugal are considered the favorites in this year’s Group of Death, which includes Ghana and the United States. Ronaldo would be a clear obstacle for the green defensive corps. of the U.S..

Will Ronaldo be out of action? We may find out soon. Portugal begin their World Cup journey Monday, June 16th against Germany.


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