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03.01.2008 19:22

Ronaldinho: out for Mallorca game


First team doctor, Ricard Pruna, has confirmed that Ronaldinho will not play against Mallorca as he is continuing with his recovery from tendonitis in his left knee.

Frank Rijkaard can’t count on Ronaldinho for the league match on Saturday against Mallorca. The Brazilian is still recovering from tendonitis in his left knee, according to first team doctor Ricard Pruna. For this reason Ronaldinho is definitely out of the game against Mallorca on Saturday.

Specific programme

The first team doctor said that “Ronaldinho noticed some problems in his left knee during training on Sunday. An exploration and scan of the knee revealed some inflammation of the tendon”. Ricard Pruna also explained that the number 10 was following “a specific programme of physiotherapy and gym work, and later will do some pitch work with a physio”. According to Doctor Pruna Ronaldinho’s return “will depend on how his problems develop”.

Messi making good progress

In his press conference following the surgery on Albert Jorquera, Ricard Pruna also spoke about Leo Messi’s progress. The azulgrana doctor confirmed that “his revovery is on schedule”. The player was injured on 15 December against Valencia and his recovery was put at one month. “The player should be given the all clear by around 20 January, more or less”, said Doctor Pruna

Ronaldinho: out for Mallorca game
Oleguer: soon to be given all clear
The Catalan defender, who has had isquiotibial muscular problems in his right thigh, could return to the team next week, according to Ricard Pruna. The first team doctor said that “the player had problems from a previous injury which left a scar on the muscle. Oleguer had a treatment over a period of time but is in the final stages now”.

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