Ronaldo to miss a fortnight

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will miss two weeks of football after injuring a hamstring in his side’s 7-0 mauling of Malaga on Thursday.

A Real statement said the 26-year-old had suffered a minor tear in his left hamstring during the game – in which he scored a hat-trick – and would be out for between ’10-15′ days.

“A magnetic resonance done at Sanitas La Moraleja Hospital has determined Cristiano Ronaldo has a Grade I muscle injury on the left biceps femoris muscle,” the statement read.

“The player will miss 10-15 days. His recovery is being monitored.”

Ronaldo left the field moments after scoring his third goal, which lifted him level with Barcelona ace Lionel Messi on 27 goals for the season.

Despite posting a message on his Twitter account claiming he was hopeful of being fit for Real’s next game against Racing Santander on Sunday, Ronaldo later removed the post.