Ronaldo has been given a leave of absence by his club Juventus to attend to his mother. The mother of the superstar is hospitalized after suffering a suspected stroke.

The 5 time Ballon D’or winner has returned to Portugal and he is likely to miss the Copa Italian match against AcMilan on Wednesday. Head coach Mauricio Sarri declared the player will likely miss the match as he is currently in Portugal with his mother.

Dolores Aveiro, 65, was admitted to Dr Nelio Mendonca Hospital, where she is due to undergo tests to determine her physical wellbeing over the next few hours. she

has suffered from health scares in the past, having been diagnosed with cancer on two occasions, with Ronaldo donating £100,000 to build a new cancer centre at the hospital where she was treated back in 2009.

Ronaldo’s mother has already had a blood clot removed from an artery, and is reportedly now in a conscious and stable condition while being kept under observation. Cristiano Ronaldo has taken to Twitter to give an update on his mother’s health, he tweeted his mother is doing well and responding well to treatment, he showed his gratitude and appreciation for all the well wishes and prayers directed towards his family.

Ronaldo who was at the Santiago Bernabeu to watch the latest El Clasico on Sunday. A match where his old side triumphed over eternal rival Barcelona. Goals from Vinicius Jr and Mariano Diaz condemned Satien Quequi side to another defeat. Vinicius Jr revealed after the match that Ronaldo was in the dressing room to support the Madrid players. He also dedicated his opening goal to the Madrid legend. Vinicius Jr did the popular Ronaldo’s ‘ssiii’ jubilation after opening the scoring for Zinedine Zidane’s side. Madrid are top of the league, they have 56 points one point ahead of Barcelona in second place.