By DAN KARELL
Cristiano Ronaldo’s status for Portugal’s opener against Germany on Monday is up in the air.
The 29-year-old star forward was only able to participate in 15-20 minutes of training with the rest of his team, participating in the physical exercises before taking a seat while the team did on-the-ball work, according to the Associated Press. The report states that Ronaldo stretched on his own, signed some shirts for fans at Portugal’s training center in Campinas, and then sat down for the rest of training.
When he left with the team, he was wearing an ice pack on his left knee, indicating that his tendonitis problems could be still bothering him.
Ronaldo missed Portugal’s first two tune-up friendly matches due to a strained thigh and the left knee tendonitis, only featuring again in Portugal’s 5-1 rout of the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday in New Jersey. Ronaldo played through both of those injuries throughout much of the second half of the regular season for Real Madrid.
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