Ronaldo’s head injury caused him a mild scare during Real Madrid’s big win on Sunday.

They say beauty is only skin deep, but that didn’t stop Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo from verifying it on someone’s phone this Sunday.

Ronaldo suffered a head wound when scoring a brave diving header in his team’s 7-1 La Liga win at home to Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday evening but couldn’t wait until he left the field to see how bad it was. He commandeered the phone of a club physio so he could immediately see the damage done.

It had seemed that Ronaldo was set for another personally frustrating afternoon as he watched fellow galactico Gareth Bale score twice as Madrid came from 0-1 down to ease past struggling Depor at the Bernabeu. But the Portugal captain volleyed in his first goal of 2018 to put his team 5-1 ahead late in the second half, then dove bravely to head to the net for his second of the game.

Yet it was also a painful tally as Deportivo defender Fabian Schar’s boot made contact with his forehead.


TV pictures then showed Ronaldo checking the damage using a phone provided by Madrid’s medical staff and disappearing down the tunnel at the Bernabeu, leaving his team to finish the game with 10 men as all three substitutes had already been made.

Presumably the handsome fella had more important matters to attend to at that point.

Dermot Corrigan is a Madrid-based football writer who covers La Liga and the Spain national team for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @dermotmcorrigan

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