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Cristiano Ronaldo gives injury update | July 23, 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo was in Madeira to officially open his own hotel chain and offered a few updates about his progress while recovering from a knee injury he sustained in the Euro 2016 final earlier this month. 

While speaking to Portuguese news agency Lusa, he confirmed his absence for the UEFA Super Cup on August 9: "I’m completely ruled out of the Super Cup on the 9th because I return to work [with Real] on the 10th.“

He also admitted his intention to sign a contract extension: "I spoke to the president on the phone and when I get to Madrid, we will talk about it. 

"Obviously it’s something I want, I have mentioned it many times, and the club also wants it. But we only spoke briefly, and there will be more concrete things to come.”

When asked about his chances to win another Ballon d’Or in January, "It’s out of my hands. But I’ll admit that I’m in a good position given that I won the Champions League and the European Championships.“