Cristiano Ronaldo says is focused on returning to full fitness after being left out of the Juventus squad for Saturday’s Serie A game away to Atalanta.
Head coach Maurizio Sarri told reporters Ronaldo was unlikely to be available for the trip to Bergamo and he was duly absent when the squad was named later on Friday.
Ronaldo has been substituted in Juve’s last two games, prompting rumours of a rift between the forward and Sarri, though both men have denied that is the case.
It is unclear whether the Portugal star will be ready to return for Tuesday’s Champions League group game at home to Atletico Madrid.
“Focused on my recovery to come back soon!” Ronaldo posted on Instagram after being left out of the Juve squad.