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Al Nassr advanced to the next round of the AFC Champions League, but at what cost? The Riyadh-based club’s most recent game ended in a draw against Persepolis. However, the match came to an abrupt end for Cristiano Ronaldo due to an injury scare to the neck. The opposition goalkeeper was quick to convey his solidarity with the Portuguese icon after accidentally colliding with him.

There was already added pressure as Al Nassr played with 10 men after their center-back, Ali Lajami, received a red card in just the 17 minute of the game. Amidst such a turn of events, the veteran’s injury concerned the fans about his participation in the upcoming rival clash against Al Hilal.

Persepolis’ goalie releases message of ‘hope’ after the Cristiano Ronaldo injury

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While Cristiano Ronaldo kept trying to break the deadlock against Persepolis, the icon had an unfortunate clash while trying to win a header against the opposition’s goalkeeper in the penalty box. Alireza Beiranvand landed awkwardly on his neck, causing serious discomfort. The Iranian goalkeeper expressed concerns about CR7’s injury to social media. He shared a picture of the exact moment when CR7 was wrenched in pain on the ground. On his Instagram story, he wrote, “I hope no problem happened to you.

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The medical team rushed onto the ground to address Ronaldo lying on the turf and assess his situation. Luis Castro substituted the Portuguese legend with Mohammed Maran, seemingly as a precautionary measure. So, what’s the extent of Ronnie’s injury concern? Let’s dig deep into it.

Will CR7 play against Al Hilal?

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Cristiano Ronaldo was rushed to the hospital for initial scans after the game. The immediate diagnosis revealed he suffered moderate bruising in the neck. The Los Blancos icon will require ‘physical therapy’ for a full recovery from this injury. This incident raised additional worries regarding his current well-being after he was observed clutching his back in the previous game. However, the veteran’s discomfort is reportedly not too serious and could heal before their much-awaited match against Al Hilal.

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Soccer fans will likely witness CR7 on the pitch against the current league leaders of SPL. Al Nassr needs a victory in this game to shorten their 4-point gap with Al Hilal. Neymar’s side remains undefeated in the league, securing 38 points. Consequently, they could pose a serious threat to Al Alami’s  20-match unbeaten streak in this upcoming fixture.

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What are your predictions? Let us know in the comments below.

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