Real Madrid striker Ronaldo will be out of action for three weeks with a muscle tear in his right thigh, the Spanish Primera Liga soccer club said on Monday.
The Brazil international scored his 100th goal for the club against Real Sociedad on Saturday. He limped off early in the second half, and the game ended in a 1-1 draw.
Being Real's leading scorer with 14 goals, Ronaldo will be missed in the battle for second place in the league and direct qualification to the European Champions League next season.
Barcelona lead the league standings on 70 points with six games to go. Valencia are level with Real on 59 points, but second due to their superior head-to-head record. Osasuna are fourth with 58.