[Must Read] See The Chronic Knee Injury That Has Caused Ronaldo’s Decline Since 2014.

I guess you never knew Cristiano Ronaldo has been battling with a knee injury that has caused a decline in his game performance since 2014. According to a revelation by @Laligafrauds , a sports page on Twitter, Ronaldo has been playing with a heavy knee injury that has no cure, since when he was 29-year-old.

The sports page @LaLigafrauds in a series of tweet, disclosed with proofs that, Cristiano Ronaldo was diagnosed with a chronic knee condition called tendinosis in early 2014. It stated that the Tendinosis is a heavy injury that has no cure and gets worse over time.

Tendinosis produces pain, stiffness and swelling in a tendon. However, it usually develops gradually as a result of long-term overuse—after many microtears over a long period of time.

The injury is described as ‘degeneration’ rather than ‘inflammation’ which means the Portuguese international’s knee condition will worsen every time he uses it.

@LaLigafrauds further disclosed that Ronaldo spends 6 hours a day working on his knee, and these six hours aren’t even part of his other physical exercises, or football practice. JUST HIS KNEE. 6 HOURS A DAY.

However, since the injury has no cure yet, it is rccommended to rest the knee for 8 months to completely heal this injury (and even then its not 100%, but maybe 95% healed).

But 8 months is not possible for Cristiano because wants to play, and he would miss most of the upcoming 14/15 season. However, if he rested it for even 3 months it would have made an improvement as the Real Madrid doctors said. Ronaldo denied and wanted to play the UCL final and World Cup.

In the EURO ’16 final, Ronaldo clashed with Payet on the same injured knee, forcing him to be stretched out of the final. This clash did not hit the same area where he was injured, but it damaged his knee ligament, making his knee overall weaker than before.

And the decline got worse…

NOW, HOW DID THIS ULTIMATELY AFFECT HIS PERFORMANCES?

@Laligafrauds gave a well detailed comparison of his game performance in 2013/2014, before the injury 2014/2015 season when the injury surfaced. The analysis included how he played with his both feet, the type of goals he scored and how he scored them.

Check it out below;

As you can see, he used to score more free kicks, longshots and solo goals. In 14/15 all of those stats declined but his header goals increased MASSIVELY. This is proof that he started focusing on his heading ability because his dribbling is AWFUL. ONLY 2 DRIBBLE GOALS.

The sports page then gave an accurate analysis of the pre-injury in early 2014 (Jan-March) and the post-injury late 2014 (May-Dec). The analysis showed that Ronaldo had 0 Free-Kicks and 2 dribble goals in 6 months. Whereas right before the injury, he had 3 FKs and 10 dribble goals in ONLY 4 months.

The thread then goes on to compare his stats with longtime rival Lionel Messi following the injury, with the stats showing he couldn’t match the Argentine’s numbers.

RONALDO STILL THE BEST!

However, Ronaldo was still the BEST and most COMPLETE player in the world in 2013, before the injury even started.

Credits to @LaLigaFrauds and @BothGoats for the fascinating Twitter Thread.

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