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The manager for Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be playing in the UEFA Super Cup and could also miss the Real Sociedad mid August.
Ronaldo suffered an injury to his knee, when he played in Portugal’s Euro 2016 final, early this July. Although the soccer player has been resting, his injury needs more time to heal.
Zidane gave an update on the status of Ronaldo saying “Basically it looks like [Ronaldo’s] injury requires a month of rehab, and we also have to make sure he’s prepared. We can’t just put him in after not playing for a month. From the Super Cup to the start of the season there’s 12 days, so we’re not sure, but he’ll be with us. But I don’t think he’ll play at least for the first [league] match.”
He then spoke about the team’s forward Karim Benzema on a more positive note by saying “Obviously any injured player, it’s something that is worrisome, and it’s a tough injury where [Benzema] has had it for a while. It’s his hip. But overall, every day he’s been working with the trainers and the medical staff and my hope is that he can play in the third match [of the ICC]. It’s important for him to play in the third match as we’d like to be able to count on him for the Super Cup.”
He then shifted his focus to the game against Chelsea by saying that he wants to see “a little bit stronger team” to ensure that they have a good chance of winning.