Juve head coach Andrea Pirlo has confirmed that Ronaldo suffered an ankle injury during the 1-1 Lazio draw.
Pirlo couldn’t exactly confirm how serious the injury is – however, after assessment, the verdict can be known. Ronaldo left the field in the 76th minute of the game, to be replaced by Paulo Dybala.
He told DAZN: “Ronaldo is a key player not only for us but for all the teams he has played for. Unfortunately he had an ankle problem and was forced to leave the field.”
“We had a good match, they had never shot us on goal, there were no signs, but we have to take care of every little detail,” the former midfielder said. “We didn’t manage the ball in the last 10 seconds. We are satisfied with the game, unfortunately not with the result.
“The head comes first of all, today all the boys have given their best, shown that they can play these matches. if you go on to the pitch with a negative attitude, you have bad performances.
“We were missing the malice to achieve the decisive results. When they do it like they did today, they see the solutions.
“We are always working to improve, we put new ideas into every game. Today [Federico] Chiesa was unable to play, [Giorgio] Chiellini is injured and Alex Sandro and [Matthijs] de Ligt are out, but we can’t use these as excuses.”