Cristiano Ronaldo plays down injury fears ahead of Champions League final

Cristiano Ronaldo has played down fears over his fitness ahead of Real Madrid's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

The three-time Ballon d'Or winner was forced to leave Real's training session on Tuesday, which was part of an open media day, after competing for a ball with reserve goalkeeper Kiko Casilla and collapsing to the floor.

Several members of Real Madrid's medical staff helped to pick the star forward up off the floor, and the Portugal international was able to hobble off the pitch unassisted.

Ronaldo left the session with training still in progress, and was seen to throw a water bottle away in anger as he headed for the changing rooms. But speaking after the training session, Ronaldo insisted his limp was nothing more than the result of a dead leg.

"I am fine. I had a little problem in training, a dead leg as they say here, but tomorrow [Wednesday] or the next day I will be fine. It was a minor scare, a knock," he said.

Ronaldo came off at half-time of Real Madrid's final game of the La Liga season at Deportivo La Coruna 10 days ago having scored twice in the first half to take his tally for the season to 51.

He then sat out a practice match on Saturday ahead of this weekend's showdown with city rivals Atletico at the San Siro in Milan.

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