Cristiano Ronaldo believes he will recover from an ankle injury in time for Portugal’s World Cup qualifier against Hungary this weekend.

“I’ve been recovering well, in line with expectations,” the Real Madrid winger said. “Let’s see how it goes, but I think I’ll be OK by Saturday.”

Ronaldo missed his club’s first defeat of the Spanish season at Sevilla on Sunday after spraining his right ankle in a Champions League game last week.

Portugal team doctor Henrique Jones said he also Ronaldo would be ready to play.

“He has a severe ankle sprain and we’ll be taking special care with him, but we think that with the proper treatment he’ll be available for Saturday,” Jones said.

Portugal is joint third with Hungary in Group 1, three points behind leader Denmark and two back from Sweden with two rounds to play.

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