CRISTIANO RONALDO is reportedly suffering from a 'red, infected toe caused by a bee sting'.
The Ballon d'Or winner is not in the Portugal squad for the Nations League match against Croatia.
And Football Italia reports the infection in his right foot was caused by a bee sting and is keeping him out of action.
The unusual injury is thought to have prevented the Juventus star from taking part in training over the last few days.
Portugal boss Fernando Santos confirmed the 35-year-old was struggling with his fitness in his press conference.
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Santos said: "I am very doubtful that he will be 100 per cent OK.
"He had been training well, then suddenly on Wednesday one of his toes was red, as if he’d been stung by a bee.
"Now we have to wait.
"With an infection, you don’t know how long the recovery is going to take."
Portugal host Croatia tonight before travelling to play Sweden on Tuesday.
Ronaldo is bidding to become the second player EVER to bag a century of international goals.
The former Real Madrid star has been stranded on 99 international strikes for ten months thanks to Covid-19.
Ronaldo helped Portugal lift the inaugural Nations League title in 2019 after slamming home a hat-trick in the semi-final before his side secured the trophy with a 1-0 win over the Netherlands in the final.
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