Training injury sidelines Ronaldo
Ronaldo will now miss next week's King's Cup clash against Bilbao
MADRID, Spain (Reuters) -- Brazil striker Ronaldo injured his calf muscle in training on Thursday and is ruled out of Real Madrid's King's Cup match against Athletic Bilbao, the club's website said.
Ronaldo will miss the January 3 game at Bilbao in the last 16 of the Cup and a friendly against Atletico Madrid on Friday.
Real were already without striker and captain Raul who suffered a serious knee injury in November.
They have slipped to fifth in the Primera Liga, 11 points behind league leaders and arch-rivals Barcelona.
English defender Jonathan Woodgate, who suffered a hamstring injury in November, returned to full training on Thursday.
Brazil defender Cicinho was officially unveiled as a Real Madrid player on Thursday and said he was confident the team would get back on the winning trail.
Real Madrid signed Cicinho, a 25-year-old attacking right back, on a five-year deal from world club champions Sao Paulo after a disappointing run that has left them fifth in the Primera Liga.
"Real Madrid is the best club in the world and we all want to be part of this team," Cicinho was quoted as saying by Europa Press news agency.
"The squad is excellent and although it's going through a difficult period and has had no luck, I am sure this phase will pass and that Real Madrid will go on being a winning team," he added.
He said he knew that Real's Brazilian former coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo influenced the club's decision to sign him, but said would work hard to gain the confidence of caretaker coach Juan Ramon Lopez Caro.
Lopez Caro was appointed until the end of the season when Luxemburgo was sacked three weeks ago after 11 months in the job.
Cicinho, who has an Italian passport and will not take up one of the three berths permitted for non-European Union players, joins fellow Brazilian internationals Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Julio Baptista and Robinho at Real.
Spanish media reported that the defender, part of the Brazil side that crushed Argentina 4-1 to win the Confederations Cup in June, had signed for a fee of around 4 million euros ($4.75 million).
Real now have a surfeit of right-sided defenders with Spanish internationals Michel Salgado and Sergio Ramos and Uruguay's Carlos Diogo all competing for slots in the back four.
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