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Ghana's World Cup opponent Cristiano Ronaldo has an EXTRA BONE in his ankle

  • Cristiano Ronaldo has an EXTRA BONE in his ankle discovered back in 2009

    Cristiano Ronaldo has an EXTRA BONE in his ankle discovered back in 2009

    Discovery was found in Portugal striker’s ankle back in 2009

  • Condition only found in 10 per cent of the population
  • Ronaldo clinched the Champions League against Atletico on Saturday
  • When younger, Ballon d’Or winner was caught in a Sporting Lisbon gym late at night without permission as he tried to bulk up

Ghana will go into next month’s World Cup facing Portugal with their superstar Cristiano Ronaldo who has an irregular extra bone in his ankle – a condition that only affects 10 per cent of the population.

The discovery was made when the Real Madrid striker, who has been talismanic for the Champions League holders, received treatment on an injury five years ago.

Ronaldo went to doctors after suffering a knock while playing for Real against Marseille in 2009, as revealed in a new book CR7 – The Secrets of the Machine, written by Luis Miguel Pereira and serialised in the Sun.

The Hulk: Cristiano Ronaldo was found to have an extra bone in his ankle by doctors back in 2009

The Hulk: Cristiano Ronaldo was found to have an extra bone in his ankle by doctors back in 2009

Ronaldo: It is unbelievable to win La Decima in Portugal

 


And that's sealed it! The Portuguese netted a late penalty in Saturday's Champions League final

And that’s sealed it! The Portuguese netted a late penalty in Saturday’s Champions League final

Building: Ronaldo was caught in Sporting Lisbon's gym late at night in a bid to reach peak fitness

Building: Ronaldo was caught in Sporting Lisbon’s gym late at night in a bid to reach peak fitness

A course of physio sorted the extra bone out without the need of an operation.

Fitness has always been a fascination for Ronaldo, who was caught using Sporting Lisbon’s gym late out of night without permission.

A security report stated at the time: ‘We hereby wish to inform you the athletes Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Semedo used, without permission, the main fitness and bodybuilding gym where they were found at 11.30pm by the security guard.’

Youth coach Luis Martins said: ‘I explained to Cristiano that he couldn’t go further than what was prescribed to him because that would be harmful for his body and health.’

The news hardly comes as a surprise, given the 29-year-old has always been slightly different to the norm.

Ronaldo carried Carlo Ancelotti’s side for large parts of last season and prised the Ballon d’Or off Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.

The former Manchester United man scored more goals than anyone else has done before in Europe and sealed the trophy in Lisbon on Saturday night against city rivals Atletico.

Figo: Portugal’s chances depend a lot on Ronaldo’s fitness

 


 

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READERS COMMENTS

  1. Richie says:

    so he gym all night only to come take his top off after scoring a penalty goal. mtcheeew. I like dis guy but smtyms he is a douche!

  2. kuukuphilly says:

    Say that again richie..

  3. African Consciousness says:

    Coach Appiah has to give this guy a shadow throughout the whole game and let someone else beat the Black Stars. I was hoping Jeffrey Schlupp, with his size and current form will get that assignment but maybe the Coach has some one else in mind to take Ronaldo out of the game. Ghana needs a left full back that is disciplined and can match Ronaldo’s physical fitness step for step mano a mano!

  4. African Consciousness says:

    Oh yes and the doctors also found Ronaldo has three balls between his legs instead of the normal two. This is a condition that occurs only in 1% of the Portuguese soccer team. It is said that Ghana Star striker Assamoah Gyan has two extra pair of hamstrings and that makes him extra fast and helps him blow by opponents as if they were standing still!