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Ronaldo cuts training short for Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo cut short a training session with Portugal to add weight to the suggestion that he will not be fully fit ahead of their first game against Germany on Monday.
Ronaldo trained with the rest of the team on Thursday for about 15-20 minutes doing physical exercises but then did not take part in the rest of the session with full ball drills.
Instead, he stretched on his own and signed a few shirts for fans before going to sit on the bench. When he left, he had an ice pack over his left knee - indicating that his tendinosis is still bothering him.
However, Portugual midfielder Joao Moutinho says there is nothing to worry about concerning Ronaldo's health.
"Ever since he started to train with us he has been 100% like the rest of us," Moutinho said. "Everything is fine with him but there is some caution, not only with him. Today many other players were using ice as well. There is nothing to worry about. The ice is normal after training."