Cristiano Ronaldo and co send message to QPR man

Esteban Granero

The injured Esteban Granero is in the thoughts of Real Madrid's finest.

Real Madrid's unrelenting transfer pursuit of Gareth Bale saw them garner a lot of negative press over the summer, but credit should also come where it is due.

Madrid showed their class by sending a short message to QPR's Esteban Granero, a former player of the club ahead of their game on Sunday.

Granero signed for QPR from Madrid last year, but this summer was loaned out to Champions League side Real Sociedad, quite a coup for the midfielder.

Only last week disaster struck, with Granero tearing his anterior cruciate ligament - a serious knee injury which is expected to keep him out of action at least six months.

It's awful news for Granero and all the clubs concerned including QPR, with his resale value likely to be affected as a result.

Real Madrid's players showed they care about the player nicknamed the Pirate, by wearing t-shirts ahead of their weekend fixture bearing the slogan Animo Pirata - Get well Pirate.

On the pitch Cristiano Ronaldo fired two goals as the club demolished Getafe 4-1, and after their classy gesture few fans over here would surely begrudge them their win.

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