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Ronaldo to be sidelined for 2-3 weeks

The Brazil striker will miss key matches with torn muscle fibers in his right thigh, Real Madrid said Tuesday.

india Updated: Apr 11, 2006 13:55 IST

Ronaldo will be out for between two and three weeks with torn muscle fibers in his right thigh, Real Madrid said on Tuesday.

The Brazil striker suffered the injury early in the second half of Saturday's 1-1 draw with Real Sociedad. Earlier in the game, Ronaldo scored his 100th goal for Madrid.

The injury, Ronaldo's sixth in a frustrating season, comes two months before Brazil kick off the defense of their World Cup title in Germany. The five-time champions play Croatia, Australia and Japan in Group F.

Ronaldo, who had scored in each of his last four league games for Madrid, is expected to miss the matches against Getafe, Malaga and possibly Osasuna.

With six matches to play, Madrid are in third place, 11 points behind leader FC Barcelona.