Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Ronaldo recalls injury moment

Ronaldo R9 ruptured a tendon in his knee during last week’s match with Livorno, and he has described how he felt the moment this happened:

“At the start I couldn’t stop crying, as there was an incredible pain,” El Fenomeno told Sky Italia.
“I felt a very strong crack and immediately my mind raced over images I had already seen. In that moment I thought the right thing to do was give up after this had happened to me again.

“At the time I thought I’d try to recover s
o I could live a normal life and rest, because I have been playing for many years.

“But in those moments of sadness so many things go through your mind. I was defeated, on the floor, but slowly there is the chance to come back and I will fight until the bitter end for that possibility.”

As with any injury it is always a very scary, tense moment in any professional's career.

Also a big shout-out to Eduardo and his family, we will have a special feature on Eduardo in response to the demand and amount of condolences towards him.

- The Ronaldo R9 Team

Ronaldo: I Will Return If There Is No Pain

Ronaldo R9 ruptured his tendon in a Serie A match against Livorno.

Ronaldo will be out of action for at least nine months as he recovers, although many people believe that he may never set foot on the field again.

“This isn’t the right time to think about it, because everything is still so fresh and recent,” he replied in response to these kinds of reports. “I have to focus on my recovery now, which will be very long and difficult. “Then at the end, if I really am fit again, truly do not feel pain and have the confidence to step on to the pitch, I will certainly return to the playing field.”

Eric Rolland, the surgeon who operated on Ronaldo, said the striker would "not be able to run before up to five months and not be able to train before nine months."

He added: "Anything can happen in the next three months because surgery is not an exact science. It will all depend on the rehabilitation.

"The recovery will not depend on Ronaldo for the first six months. It will all depend on him afterwards. Psychologically, he is a remarkable man."

We wish Ronaldo the best of luck with his rehabilitation process and hope he can come back from his third serious injury in recent years.

- The Ronaldo R9 Team

Monday, 25 February 2008

Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima

Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima, better known as Ronaldo started his roots in a poor neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro.

Like many young Brazilians, ronaldo r9 player football in the streets with his friends, forming a pivotal part of his early childhood. Former world cup winner Jairzinho, quickly spotted Ronaldo and recommended him to Cruzerio, where ronaldo r9 impressed scoring 12 in 13 games.

Piet van Visser scouted Ronaldo at young age of 17, and successfully brought him to Europe with PSV Eidenhoven, where Ronaldo scored 42 goals in 46 league games.

Attracting the attention of Barca, he duly transferred and caused a storm by banging 34 goals in 37 games, and led the Catalan side to the UEFA Cup Winners Cup (scoring the winner in the final.

Winning the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 1996, Ronaldo was hot property, widely considered the most prodigous attacking talent in the world.

Ronaldo R9 soon transferred to Inter Milan, where ronaldo proved his worth by leading them to the UEFA Cup trophy. His goals were outstanding of a league of critisised for its 'cantenaccio' defensive style, scoring 49 in 69 games.

It was his performances that causedd a storm, combining blistering pace, balance, techique and goal-instincts to score 4 in the 1998 FIFA World Cup, although a bout of mysterious convulsive fits held him back in an anonymous final, suffering from dizzy bouts and sickness.

Coming back from a serious knee injury
ronaldo r9 cmae back leading Brazil to world cup glory scoring 8 goals on the way.

Real Madrid soon came calling after his 2002 world cup exploits and ronaldo transferred for 39 million euros. Even though he was sidelined through injury until October 2002, fans continued to chant his name in the stands. Ronaldo R9 scored
83 times in 127 games - a truly outstanding record in any context.

Transferring to AC Milan in January 2007 for 7.5million euros, ronaldo was blighted with injury, one a very serious injury potentially ruling him out for the best part of a year

Best wishes to ronaldo on his road to recovery and hope he can find the motivation and pride once more, to lead AC Milan to European Cup glory in the future

- The Ronaldo R9 Team

This article was adapted from wikipedia which you can find at:

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Flashback - ronaldo knee injury, Inter Milan

Flashback - Ronaldo Injures right knee, Inter Milan

The footballing world may be embracing the latest Ronaldo injury, his ruptured right knee is likely to take nine months to fully heal and until Ronaldo can train back to full fitness.

However, taking you back to 1999 we can see where the tale of the knee injuries began...

On 21st Novemeber, 1999, during a Serie A match against Lecce, Inter milan starlet Ronaldo felt his right knee buckle under him. He quickly slumped to the ground in pain, writhing in agony, thinking the worse had happened.

The worst had happened. Ronaldo had ruptured his right knee severely and would immediate require surgery if he had any chance of a return.

This laid Ronaldo off the pitch for some months, finally making his comeback on April 12th 2000. Having only been on the pitch for seven minutes in a Coppa Italia match vs Lazio, he injured his right knee once more.

This required a gruelling test of Ronaldo R9's motivation and focus, with 20 months rehabilitation.

Ronaldo came back, led Brazil to 2002 World Cup, became world player of the year, earned himself a lucrative contract at Real Madrid and the rest is history.

But we shall always remember the day el fenomeno was felled, with the world at his feet, down and out seemingly.

Putting the latest injury into perspective, it is clear that he is older, and it will be harder for him to recover. There are more risks of further damage, long-term injuries even chance he will end his career, right now.

But if anyone can do it, it is Ronaldo R9. - The Ronaldo R9 Team

Friday, 22 February 2008

Ronaldo to decide on playing career

After injuring his knee severely last Wednesday, Ronaldo has undergone immediate surgery to his left knee in a Paris hospital.

AC Milan and Brazil striker Ronaldo said on Friday he had yet to make a decision about his playing career after having knee surgery that will rule him out for at least nine months.

At a news conference Ronaldo had this to say to the press corden as he before leaving the Pitie-Salpetriere hospital in Paris:

"I haven't decided yet what I should do but I'm ready for anything"

"I have the will to carry on playing, this is what my heart is telling me to do.

But my body is giving me signs that it is tiring and needs rest," he added (speaking in Portuguese and Italian, with Milan sports director, Leonardo translating.)

"I know that physically and mentally it will be very hard. If at the end of the day, I have recovered and can play again, fine. If not, it will be a very hard decision to make but it will have to be the decision."

The surgeon who operated on the 31-year-old, Eric Rolland, also operated on Ronaldo 8 years ago when he injured his knee, this time with Inter Milan.

He said he would
"not be able to run before up to five months and not be able to train before nine months.

"Anything can happen in the next three months because surgery is not an exact science. It will all depend on the rehabilitation.

Ronaldo has not had a full run of games this season because of a series of injuries and the Champions League holders have yet to commit to a new contract.

Loenardo, former Brazil world cup winner and AC Milan sports director said, "The club will always be by his side"

Ronaldo played down the ontract situation, saying: "I don't think it's the right time to talk about a new contract. I'm sorry that things have worked out like this."

We will see in eager expectation the role of AC Milan in Ronaldp's recovery - who still has a very steep climb with at least 9 months until he can train properly. This leaves him with a possible return early 2009, January if all goes well.

We hope Ronaldo can come back to full fitness as he is a player who at his peak, along with the likes of Zidane and Maradona, defined football.

He still has much to offer world football and if he can recapture and recover completely - we will see the R9 we have missed this past year

The Ronaldo R9 Team

Thursday, 21 February 2008

AC Milan vs Arsenal Champions League

Result: 0-0

Arsene wenger's side always faced a tough task, against current UEFA Champions League title holders.

Things started brightly for the visitors as Milan progidy, Alexandre Pato, flicked the ball over Cesc Fabregas showing deft touch, and had his volley blocked by Kolo Toure.
The Gunners centre-back was forced off injured and, while the home side were a man down from a corner, Maldini had a near post header palmed to safety by keeper Lehmann.

Arsenal showed great hunger and attacking threat in the final third of the pitch with
Cesc Fabregas, Nicklas Bendtner, Emmanuel Eboue, Mathieu Flamini all having sights on goal - but could not make their chances count against the Italians.

Adebayor was gifted a golden opportunity in the last seconds of the game, in the 93rd minuted to statch it, when he headed a point-blank opportunity onto the cross-bar saving Milan from a difficult position when they face at the San Siro.

"We didn't take advantages of the chances that we created," said Wenger. "We were a bit forceful and a bit nervous in the final third or our finishing situations."

"Milan defended with a lot of experience. They adapted to the situation in thinking they would be under pressure and that they would have to defend well, which is what they did."

"But, overall, we played a fantastic game and it's a shame that didn't get us a goal."

No English side has ever beaten Milan at the San Siro, but their coach Carlo Ancelotti refused to write off Arsenal's chances.

"Qualification is still in doubt. We are not yet safe for the return match," he said.

"We're not sure of going through because Arsenal have shown great quality and we know they can do it in the return."

The two sides meet again on 4th March for second-leg at the San Siro - we will cover that match and wait impatiently to see how the two sides shape up before the decider - Ronaldo R9 Team

Arsenal Subs: Lehmann, Sagna, Toure (Senderos 7), Gallas, Clichy, Eboue (Walcott 89), Flamini, Fabregas, Hleb, Adebayor, Eduardo (Bendtner 74).
Subs Not Used: Fabianski, Denilson, Silva, Justin Hoyte.

Bookings: Senderos, Eboue

AC Milan Subs: Kalac, Oddo, Nesta (Jankulovski 50), Maldini, Kaladze, Pirlo, Gattuso, Kaka, Seedorf (Emerson 86), Ambrosini, Alexandre Pato (Gilardino 77).
Subs Not Used: Fiori, Inzaghi, Bonera, Brocchi.

Bookings: Alexandre Pato

Attendace: 60,082 (Emirates Stadium)

Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark).

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Ronaldo Surgery, 'goes smoothly'

Ronaldo, underwent a knee surgery this past week in Paris after his serious knee injury against Livorno, in a Serie A match last wednesday.

'The three-times World Player of the Year, who ruptured a ligament in his left knee on Wednesday, was treated at the Pitie-Salpetriere hospital in the French capital.'

Knee specialist, Gerard Saillant, who had previously operated on Ronaldo's right knee eight years ago, when he suffered a similar injury in Rome with Inter Milan, said
"The operation lasted around two hours and took place without any particular problems."

"It was the same injury as the previous time and for this reason the operation was of the same type.

"Now Ronaldo will have to go through nine months of rehabilitation."

Asked if the Brazilian would play again, Saillant replied: "It will depend on him."

Milan president Silvio Berlusconi said he believed Ronaldo would be able to resume his career.

"He still has an extraordinary physique. I'm confident in some months time he can return to be the player we all know," - Berlusconi AC Milan President

Ronaldo previously had 18 months out of the game coming back to lead Brazil to glory to the 2002 world cup glory.

Admittedly younger back then, Ronaldo still has every chance to fulfill his ambition of being a European Champion - Ronaldo R9 Team

Monday, 18 February 2008

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Thursday, 14 February 2008

Ronaldo, Injures Knee again, Milan Vs Livorno, R9

Last night in a Serie A match against Livorno, Ronaldo suffered a serious knee injury.

Coming on for Gilardino on the 57th minute and moments after coming on, suffered seems to be a very serious injury. Ronaldo fell awkwardly while challenging the ball in the air with Jose Vidigal.
Reports confirm that Ronaldo has indeed ruptured his right knee and could face up to nine months on the sidelines.

Coach Carlo Ancelloti was understandably concerned over his star striker "I don't want to say it's the end of his career because only time can decide"

Livorno Goalkeeper Marco Amelia said
"I heard a horrible sound, like a bang, it was a strange sound," who was close by when Ronaldo fell to the ground.

Silvio Berlusconi was more optimistic on Ronaldo's condition commenting 'He still has an extraordinary physique. I'm confident in some months time he can return to be the player we all know"

To compound Milan's misery, they still lie 19 points adrift of leaders Inter, and without star striker Ronaldo for forseeable future, they face a near impossible task to win Serie A.

Ronaldo R9 Team - El Phenomeno injures left knee severely