Football: Portugal left-back Raphael Guerreiro's Confederations Cup looks to be over

Portugal’s Raphael Guerreiro lying injured during the Fifa Confederations Cup against Russia at Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia on June 21, 2017.
Portugal’s Raphael Guerreiro lying injured during the Fifa Confederations Cup against Russia at Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia on June 21, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

Moscow (AFP) - Portugal left-back Raphael Guerreiro looks set to miss the rest of the Confederations Cup with an ankle injury as confusion reigned on Thursday after he initially said he had a fracture.

The Borussia Dortmund defender had to be helped off in the second half of Wednesday's 1-0 win over Russia in Moscow after Cristiano Ronaldo had headed the winner from Guerreiro's cross.

On his official Instagram account on Thursday, Guerreiro stated he had suffered a fracture but that it was an old injury received months ago, before the post was later deleted.

"Thank you for your messages, I have a fracture, but it happened three months ago," Guerreiro posted in both Portuguese and French before the message was withdrawn.

"Fortunately, the fracture is not causing me any pain, but I can't put my foot on the ground or move.

"I'll be behind my team-mates for the rest of the competition."

His club then released a statement saying Guerreiro only had "deep bruising on his foot", reportedly on the area where he suffered a hairline fracture weeks ago.

Ronaldo's eighth-minute header gave the European champions their first Confed Cup win and a victory over New Zealand on Saturday would secure a semi-final spot.