Milan striker Ronaldo should return to action from his thigh injury in three weeks, according to the Brazil national team doctor.
“I believe in three weeks Ronaldo will be ready to resume his activities as the injury has healed,” Jose Luis Runco told Globo television.
Runco denied speculation in Italy that the player had used growth factor therapy.
“There has been some confusion because the day Ronaldo was here, another player, Maxi from Flamengo, was here and he had some growth therapy treatment,” said Runco.
“It seems the information was confused when it got to Italy, that’s all.
“Growth factor is a worldwide technique which has been in use for more than seven or eight years and at no time has it been questioned as possible doping,” he said.
The Brazil striker sustained the injury at the end of July and Milan initially said he would be fit for the start of the season, but the club’s medical staff recently admitted that they ahd underestimated the extent of the injury.