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Cristiano Ronaldo's recovery plans explained

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The Portuguese will report back in training on August 10th, although he will not be ready to participate just yet.

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Cristiano Ronaldo will not travel to the United States after suffering a knee injury during the UEFA Euro 2016 Final, but that was reported long ago. Now, a report from Spain suggests that the Portuguese star will have until August 10th to enjoy his vacation, and then he will report in training and recover from the injury.

It will take yet another month for Ronaldo to be ready and cleared to play, so the Portuguese should and could be back for Madrid's third La Liga game against Osasuna, missing the first two games against Real Sociedad and Celta de Vigo and also the UEFA Supercup Final against Sevilla.

Álvaro Morata will most likely replace Ronaldo in Madrid's XI while the Portuguese is out. The Spanish attacker will be competing for a starting spot with Karim Benzema all season long as Ronaldo is clearly an undisputed starter in Real Madrid when healthy.