Ronaldinho struck down with virus

Rio De janeiro, Sep 9 (IANS) Ronaldinho has been ruled out of Fluminense’s next two Brazilian Serie A matches due to a virus, the club said on Tuesday.

The 35-year-old missed Fluminense’s 3-1 defeat to Flamengo on Sunday after complaining of fever and muscle soreness, Xinhua news agency reported.

Doctors ordered the two-time FIFA World Player of the Year winner to rest after he underwent tests on Tuesday, newspaper O Globo reported.

Ronaldinho has made six appearances for Fluminense since joining the Rio de Janeiro club in July.

He has yet to score and was jeered by fans during the team’s 2-1 loss to Atletico Mineiro on August 30.

Fluminense will meet Coritiba away on Wednesday followed by a trip to Sport Recife on Sunday.

The four-time Brazilian Serie A winners are currently ninth in the standings with 33 points from 23 matches.

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