Cristiano Ronaldo will sit out his side's friendly against Mexico tonight as he continues to battle tendinosis around his left knee and a thigh injury, the Portuguese federation admitted yesterday.

Midfielder Raul Meireles and central defender Pepe will also sit out the match in Boston.

"They will maintain the programme pre-established by the medical department for their injuries, with specific work in the hotel and some sporting interludes on the pitch," said the FPF's daily medical bulletin.

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Ronaldo has yet to take part in a full training session with his fellow team-mates since joining the Portugal camp one week ago and also missed last Saturday's friendly with Greece.