Injury rules Ronaldo out of Juventus, Napoli clash

Cristiano Ronaldo is a doubt for Juventus ’ Serie A clash at Napoli on Sunday after picking up an ankle injury during the weekend’ s 1 – 0 win at Bologna , the club announced on Wednesday .
“ For CR 7 , check ups have been scheduled for today ( Wednesday ) and tomorrow following a knock to his left ankle during the game against Bologna , ” Juventus said on their website.

Champions Juve travel to second – placed Napoli 13 points clear at the top of the league , and coach Massimiliano Allegri could leave the Portuguese out of the match knowing that even a defeat would likely not cause serious harm their bid for an eighth straight title .

Juve host Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on March 12 needing to overturn a 2 – 0 deficit after being beaten at the Wanda Metropolitano in the first leg of their last – 16 tie with the La Liga outfit .

( AFP )