Rafa Benitez says Cristiano Ronaldo is not injured despite not travelling to Norway for Real Madrid's friendly on Sunday against Valerenga.
The Portuguese has a problem with his lower back and was not selected for the trip.
But despite this, injuries to Pepe, Fabio Coentrao and Sergio Ramos, Rafa is happy with how things are going.
"Cristiano had a problem the other day and he has been working with the medical team," he explained.
"He should be OK next week and I don’t think he’ll have any problems playing the opening game against Sporting.
"During the pre-season two players have suffered injuries; the rest have been suffering twinges or discomfort, not injuries.
"For me, it’s positive how the squad is shaping up physically."