Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/20/14

Say hello to Cristiano Ronaldo: Warrior-Diva. The Real Madrid superstar added to his legend by suffering a gruesome eye injury, shaking it off and scoring a goal minutes later. The action happened in the first half of Real Madrid’s La Liga game against Levante. Ronaldo was elbowed by David Navarro as the veteran Levante defender jumped to challenge for a ball in the air. Ronaldo stayed on his feet as Navarro took flight, leaving his face in the line of fire. Navarro’s elbow caught Ronaldo above his left eye, opening up a large cut on the Portuguese attacker’s face. Blood was gushing from the wound, and the 27-year-old required treatment from his club’s cut-person. Ronaldo returned to the game after the medical staff cleaned him up, and did what he does better than anyone (not named Lionel Messi). In the 21st minute, he scored the game’s first goal by pouncing on a loose ball in the area and hammering it home from close range. His eye was nearly swollen shut, and he had a large bandage above it, but that didn’t matter. The former Manchester United star has been known to dabble in high-theater when he’s on the field, but his reputation could be changing. Last month, he scored against Barcelona while nursing a shoulder injury, and he again showed that fighter’s spirit with Sunday’s heroics. See Ronaldo’s eye injury in the video below (warning: it contains graphic images). See Ronaldo’s cyclops goal in the video below. Have a question for Marcus Kwesi O’Mard? Send it to him via Twitter at @NESNsoccer, NESN Soccer’s Facebook page or send it here. He will pick a few questions to answer every week for his mailbag. Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@Alikaz93

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
1 Comment:
  • I cryed when I found out what happend to him...I love cristiano Ronaldo hope he gets better soon
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Seahawks GM: Russell Wilson's contract 'presents challenges'

JR Smith: Lack of partying in Cleveland is better than NY

Tom Brady admits he has a cold

Paul Pierce: Computers to blame for lack of NBA trash talk

Darrelle Revis: I don’t feel sorry for Jets fans

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

A recent history of Super Bowl injury hullabaloo

DeflateGate football could fetch $50K at auction

Father and son allegedly attack coach over playing time

The AFC North will regress in 2015

Doug Baldwin bringing 'sunblock' to Revis Island

Will the first-round running back return in 2015?

5 X-factors for Super Bowl XLIX

Best prop bets about the Super Bowl broadcast

Ten worst teams to ever play in a Super Bowl

Marshawn's new stiff arm to media: You know why I'm here

Six MLB teams going all-in on 2015

Keys to victory for the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX

Keys to victory for the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX

Grandpa: Marshawn would retire rather than deal with media

Ten best teams that didn't make the Super Bowl

Ranking the NBA’s Coach of the Year candidates

WATCH: Zach Parise picks up his tooth off the ice

Crosby's name misspelled as 'Sindey' on Penguins program

Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

5 X-factors for Super Bowl XLIX

Ten worst teams to ever play in a SB

Six MLB teams going all-in on 2015

Patriots' keys to Super Bowl victory

Seahawks' keys to Super Bowl victory

DeflateGate ball could fetch $50K

Doug Baldwin ready for Revis Island

Top storylines for Super Bowl XLIX

Barnes unhappy with NBA over fine

Does MLB need more offense in the modern game?

Re-ranking the Top 25: exposing the biggest flaws

Putting the Cavs’ pieces together

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.