Cristiano Ronaldo: Shoulder Injury Won't Keep Star from Continuing Dominance

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IOctober 8, 2012

BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 07:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the la Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium on October 7, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
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Cristiano Ronaldo's injured shoulder will not keep him from lineups or producing when he is in them.

The Portuguese star hurt his left shoulder in the thrilling El Clasico draw against Barcelona this past weekend.

He sustained the injury while going for an aerial-overhead kick. He finished the match but the injury was serious enough to be looked at. 

Well good news on that front was passed along from Real Madrid via its official website

Cristiano Ronaldo will today join the rest of the Portugal squad. 

...Real Madrid have already informed the Portuguese Football Federation that Cristiano Ronaldo will join their national team squad in Óbidos. Once there, the Whites’ player will be kept under observation and will have no problem in playing on Friday in Moscow for Portugal against Russia in the World Cup 2014 qualifier.

Portugal is in the midst of World Cup qualifying and they have gotten off to a strong 2-0-0 start with a 2-1 win over Luxembourg and a 3-0 win over Azerbaijan.

However, that perfect start only has them tied atop the Group F table with Russia, who just so happens to be Portugal's next opponent.

Russia's chances of holding on to at least a piece of the top spot in Group F took a big hit with the above news. Ronaldo is playing as good as ever, and there is not a player on the planet whose name rhymes with Lionel Messi that can bring to the pitch the excellence Ronaldo is bringing.

This, of course, is also great news for Madrid, who will look to build on the momentum they've been gaining since their terrible start to the season has them trailing Barcelona in the table by eight points. 

This shoulder injury should not limit Ronaldo's prodigious production, and his two squads will certainly benefit.