Portuguese icon Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly took part in the Al-Nassr practice session on November 29. Ronaldo suffered a nasty collision in Al-Nassr’s draw with Persepolis on November 27, Monday. Ahead of the clash against Al Hilal, Al-Nassr's coach Luis Castro has provided a crucial update on the 38-year-old. He suffered a neck injury that forced him to make an early exit in the Asian Champions League against Persepolis.
Luis Castro said, “The medical team is studying the injury and will do everything to make sure he is ready for the next game." According to TheNassrZone, Ronaldo participated in recovery exercises alone during the training session. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner didn’t train with the group but the reports suggest that he didn’t suffer a serious injury and is likely to participate in the forthcoming match.
During the match against Persepolis, Ronaldo collided with Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand a minute into the second half of the clash. Ronaldo lasted until the 78th minute of the game before being brought back off the ground. Al-Nassr is set to lock horns with Al-Hilal on December 1, Friday.
Al-Hilal currently sits on the top of the Saudi Pro League standings, whereas Castro’s men are second in the league. Ronaldo has been in red-hot form this season, where he bagged 18 goals and nine assists in 19 games from across the competitions.