Cristiano Ronaldo's shoulder injury is not serious and he will join up with the Portugal squad later on Monday, his club Real Madrid said.
Ronaldo hurt his left shoulder attempting an overhead kick in the second half of Sunday's 2-2 La Liga draw at Barcelona and although he appeared in some discomfort he played on until the end of match.
"The Real Madrid forward was examined by club medical staff at his home this morning and a serious injury was ruled out so further tests at a hospital are not necessary," Real said in a statement on their website (www.realmadrid.com).
"Real Madrid have already informed the Portuguese football federation of Cristiano Ronaldo's situation and he can join up with his national team in Obidos," the statement added.
Ronaldo would remain under observation but should be available for Portugal's World Cup 2014 Group F qualifiers away to Russia on Friday and at home to Northern Ireland four days later, Real said.
Ronaldo turned in another imperious display against Barca, netting twice to become the first player to score in six consecutive 'Clasicos' against Real's arch rivals.
Barca's World Player of the Year Lionel Messi also netted a double as the pair continued their personal goal-scoring duel in a thrilling clash at the Nou Camp.
"I have only admiration for him," Real director Emilio Butragueno said of Ronaldo in a post-match interview with Spanish TV.
"He is a born winner and he wanted to finish the game despite being in pain," the former Real and Spain striker added. "Few players bring so much to a team as he is doing."
Ronaldo, the world's most expensive player, appears to have put behind him a period early in the season where he refused to celebrate his goals and admitted to feeling "sad" without specifying why.
Unsourced reports in local media suggested he wanted more money and he was linked with a move away from the Spanish capital to clubs including big-spending Paris St Germain.
- The first Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga was filled with emotions, and the heroes were the two greatest players in soccer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who were brilliant with two goals each. Photo: Getty Images
- The Clasico had other interesting moments, such as the coaching protagonists Jose Mourinho and Tito Vilanova, who have buried their issues form the past, as Tito approached Mourinho to give him a handshake. Photo: EFE
- The encounter also had its controversy, as the Barca fans carried the Catalan independence flag, to excite their team. Also, certain fans spelled out the word 'independence.' Photo: Getty Images
- On the other side, the Clasico had its VIP invitees, including NBA legend Magic Johnson (pictured), and Brazilian forward Rivaldo, an ex-Barcelona player. Photo: EFE
- In the match itself, Ronaldo coudn't contain his happiness after he scord in the 23rd minute, which he demonstrated with this celebration. Photo: Getty Images
- The goal had the opposite effect on Vilanova, who did not like to start the Clasico on the wrong end of the scoreboard. Photo: Getty Images
- The situation changed in the 30th minute, when Leo Messi scored his first goal of the match, and he celebrated with great enthusiasm. Photo: Getty Images
- Then came his celebration in the 61st minute, after he bent a free kick into the net to give Barca a short-lived 2-1 lead. Photo: Getty Images
- Mourinho couldn't contain his anger, as Madrid could not lose the match and was now behind. Photo: Getty Images
- But Ronaldo equalized in the 66th minute, and he celebrated his second of the match in grand style. Photo: EFE
- Ronaldo spits on the ground as Messi walks past him in the foreground, both players looking tense as the match reached its climax. Photo: Getty Images
- this photo shows that although Messi and Ronaldo had scored two goals each, neither was satisfied with the resulting draw. Photo: Getty Images
- On the other side, Mourinho did not appear happy with the result either, while Vilanova knew his team had earned a valuable point. Photo: Getty Images
- Finally, there was the friendship at the end of the Clasico, as goalkeeper Iker Casillas and Messi showed their huma sides after the contest was over. Photo: EFE