Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has promised to come back stronger after suffering a knee ligament injury in the final match of the 2016 European Championships in France on Sunday 10 July.
Ronaldo went down in pain after a rash challenge from Dimitri Payet in the early stages of the game at the Stade de France, Paris.
He tried to play on but had to be replaced on the 25th minute by Ricardo Quaresma before striker Eder grabbed the only goal of the game in extra time to see Portugal crowned European champions.
Spanish sports daily Marca claims the 31 – year old forward is unlikely to return to action before Real’s third game of the domestic La Liga season but he moved to thank his fans for the support, noting that he will be back stronger, though not giving timelines.
“Hi everyone! I just wanted to thank all my fans,” he said in a video on his Instagram account.
“I wanted to tell them that all is well and that I will come back much stronger. Thank you, long live Portugal!”