(Reuters) – Ronaldinho is in a race against time to be fit for the Club World Cup in December after suffering a serious groin injury, South American champions Atletico Mineiro said yesterday.
The Brazilian team’s doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said the former Barcelona and AC Milan playmaker had felt pain in his left adductor muscle on Thursday.
“After clinical exams and a scan we confirmed he had totally ruptured the adductor muscle of his left thigh,” Lamar told the club’s official website.
He added that Ronaldinho was having intensive physiotherapy.
Atletico reached the Club World Cup in Morocco by winning South America’s Libertadores Cup. They are favourites to meet Europe’s Champions League winners Bayern Munich in the final.