Ronaldo to have ankle surgery
Medical staff from the Portugal FA say that Cristiano Ronaldo will undergo surgery on his right ankle in the next two to three days.
However, Manchester United insist that the decision on whether the winger will have an operation is still to be made. "Procedures are in place to seek specialist advice, in order to finalise the treatment plan as soon as possible," a club statement said.
United announced yesterday that they were delaying a decision on surgery as they sought further advice on the injury that Ronaldo reported in the aftermath of Portugal's Euro 2008 exit. "Manchester United medical staff met with the medical team from the Portuguese FA and Cristiano Ronaldo in Lisbon today regarding the ongoing treatment of his injured right ankle," the statement said.