Cristiano Ronaldo has declared himself fit to return to action for Real Madrid's La Liga game against Osasuna on Saturday (10 September). However, Isco and Fabio Coentrao are expected to remain on the sidelines after the club confirmed the injured duo were unable to train with their teammates during Thursday's workout. James Rodriguez also missed training, as he is with the Colombian national team, but the playermaker is expected to be available from Friday.
Ronaldo, 31, is yet to play a game for Los Blancos this season, having suffered a knee strain during Portugal's victory over France in the Euro 2016 final on 10 July. The former Manchester United ace missed the European Super Cup victory over Sevilla as well the opening La Liga games against Real Sociedad and Celta Vigo.
However, the Portuese star took advantage of the recent international break to step up his recovery, and feels ready to return against Osasuna, exactly two months after suffering the injury.
"I am fit. I am going to play," Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed during an promotional event on Thursday, as quoted by AS.
Karim Benzema may also return to action after recovering from a hip problem, but Isco and Fabio Coentrao remain major doubts. The club have confirmed the duo failed to train with Real Madrid teammates on Thursday. Pepe and Raphael Varane joined the group following international duties, but James Rodriguez was absent.
"Real Madrid completed their fourth session of the week as part of their continued preparations for Saturday's game against Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabéu," the club confirmed. "Pepe and Varane joined the group in a training session that saw Isco and Coentrao train alone out on the pitch."
"Casemiro and Marcelo, who after playing for Brazil on Wednesday night arrived in Madrid at around 5.00am, carried out a series of running drills on the pitch. James has been with the Colombia national team in Bogotá and will return to the Spanish capital today."