Ronaldo's recovery from his horrific injury is ahead of schedule, and he is already walking without the aid of crutches.

Many people believed that the career of "El Fenomeno" was over when he severed a tendon in his knee, playing against Livorno on Feb. 13.

However, the 31-year-old is recovering ahead of schedule from his subsequent operation, and his physiotherapy is going so well that he is already walking without crutches.

"I am really happy with how things are going and because I don't feel any pain now," Ronaldo told journalists.

Ronaldo's physiotherapist Bruno Mazziotti is also delighted with the progress that his patient is making.

"We are working slowly but surely to get the best results possible. Ronaldo is increasing in confidence and taking a more independent approach," Mazziotti revealed. "In the coming weeks we will start to work with weights."

Ronnie will meet Gerard Saillant, who oversaw his operation in Paris, on April 3, while the striker is also set to visit the Milan training ground next week.

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