Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo missed a training session with his Italian club Juventus on Tuesday as he was away to visit his sick mother.
The football star’s mother who lives at Madeira is currently suffering from stroke.
“All we can say is that he’s not at training for personal reasons,” Juventus told AFP, without giving further details.
According to the Diario de Noticias da Madeira, Ronaldo was expected to make a whistlestop return to Funchal, capital of the Portuguese island lying in the Atlantic, arriving Tuesday afternoon but departing Wednesday in good enough time to be available for the Italian Cup semi-final between Juve and AC Milan.
Ronaldo’s mother Dolores Aveiro suffered the stroke early Tuesday. The 65-year-old is now reportedly conscious and in a stable condition in a Funchal hospital.