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Cristiano Ronaldo may be out of 2014 World Cup due to knee injury

Posted Jun 19, 2014 by Marcus Hondro
After Cristiano Ronaldo left a training session early Wednesday and iced his knee, rumors about his availability are swirling. Some media reported he is out of the World Cup altogether due to an injury in his left knee, but that news is unconfirmed.
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the pitch after injury during an UEF...
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the pitch after injury during an UEFA Champions League quarterfinal first leg match between Real Madrid FC and Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 2, 2014
Javier Soriano, AFP/File
The 29-year-old Ronaldo played in Portugal's opening 4-0 loss to Germany on Monday, June 16 but did not appear to be at full capacity. During Wednesday's training session in Sao Paulo his teammates continued working on the pitch a full 30 minutes after Ronaldo left.
The rumors claim that team doctors told the Portuguese captain, whose club team is Real Madrid, that to continue playing in the World Cup would risk a tendon tear that could end his career. There are multiple reports that Ronaldo is out of the tournament entirely.
Again though, there has been no confirmation from the Portuguese team or from Ronaldo himself that he is out of the tournament. Portugal next play the U.S. on Sunday at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus.