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The former World Cup winner may bid farewell to the sport after injuring himself while playing on duty for his club side

Former Brazil international Rivaldo announced via his Twitter account on Tuesday that he had to go to hospital after suffering a fall while playing for Kabuscorp in the Angolan domestic league, which left him with intense pain in both shoulders.

He said the diagnosis revealed bruises on the right shoulder and his ribs, and the medical staff had asked him to undergo seven to 10 days of physiotherapy in order to recover.

“With this injury, the season is practically over for me in Angola. I have to think if I stop playing or if I continue for another year,” he said in his last Tweet from the hospital.

The 40-year-old attacking midfielder joined the Angolan side early this year and has earned 15 appearances, scoring 11 goals.