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Cristiano Ronaldo on knee brace as he holidays in Ibiza

Cristiano Ronaldo has been enjoying a holiday in Ibiza following Portugal's success at Euro 2016, but the knee injury which forced him off in the final still seems to be troubling the Real Madrid star. (Scroll down for photos)

Ronaldo remains committed to getting back to full fitness following the knock and has been pictured wearing a knee brace while relaxing on the Spanish island.

The Portugal captain helped his country to their first ever major tournament win earlier this summer, but a knee injury suffered in the first-half of the final with France - a game Ronaldo's team eventually won 1-0 in extra time - meant an earlier than expected end to his tournament

Portugal's final clash with France in Paris was the biggest game of Ronaldo's international career but after colliding with Dimitri Payet early on, the three-time winner of the Ballon d'Or was forced from the field in tears.

His recovery from that injury remains ongoing, despite Ronaldo clearly able to enjoy some time away from the field ahead of the new La Liga season with Spanish giants Madrid.

The Portuguese star has been relaxing in Ibiza with family and friends, images of the 31-year-old from the weekend showing him wearing the knee brace on board a boat.

Famously dedicated to his fitness, Ronaldo is clearly taking no chances over a knock which forced him from the field at the Stade de France, but did allow him to return to the pitch in extra time to encourage his international team-mates alongside Portugal manager Fernando Santos.

Ronaldo has been joined on holiday in Ibiza by his mother and young son Cristiano Jnr, but as a man who has won it all at the highest level, the former Manchester United man will already be turning his attentions to another season with Madrid.

Zinedine Zidane's side won the Champions League last season but with Ronaldo showing no signs of slowing down, Real will hope he can help them reclaim the La Liga title from rivals Barcelona.

As Real's all-time leading scorer with 364 goals, Ronaldo's importance to both club and country is undeniable.

Zidane will be hoping Ronaldo will be fit for the start of his team's new campaign but with the forward pictured swimming on holiday, the injury doesn't seem to be hindering him too much.

'We beat France and I'm delighted,' said an emotional Ronaldo after winning Euro 2016.

'Unfortunately, things didn't go well for me. I injured myself in the first few minutes, but I've always believed in these players. They have quality and ability, along with our coach's strategy to win.

'This is one of the happiest moments in my career. I've always said I wanted to win a trophy with the national team and make history. And I did it. Thank God, things went well for us.'

Culled from Dailymail



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