FIFA 2014 Update: Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo’s Knee Injury
Portugal lost their opening match to Germany 4-0 on June 16th at Arena Fonte Nova Salvador, and closed out their match against the US on Sunday at Arena Amazonia Manaus with a 2-2 tie. The world has been watching closely as the world player of the year continues to attempt to shake the left-knee injury that has been plaguing him since arriving in Brazil. He has been training with the rest of his team and although nursing the injury in training, was still able to perform on Sunday, keeping the team in the running.
Ronaldo isn’t the only Portugal player suffering an injury. Defender Fabio Coentrao and striker Hugo Almeida are out of the World Cup because of their injuries. With Portugal now out, hopefully all of these players can regroup and rehabilitate those injuries and get back in top form.
Those of us watching the World Cup who are also players know just how vulnerable our knees are to injury during the game. Ligament injuries can wreak havoc on our running abilities and keep us from the pitch for significant periods of time. We may not all play like Ronaldo, but that doesn’t mean we need to suffer through these injuries. A custom knee brace can offer some much-needed relief and take some pressure off of the torn or strained ligaments.
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