Rodriguez set for spell out with knee injury

James Rodriguez

Real Madrid’s Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez is likely to be out of action for the rest of the year after suffering a knee injury on international duty.

“After undergoing tests by Real Madrid’s medical staff today, our player James Rodriguez has been diagnosed with a strained internal ligament in his left knee. Pending evolution,” said a statement from Real.

Real did not say how long the midfielder would be sidelined but reports in Spanish media said he would be ruled out for around six weeks, meaning he will miss the rescheduled ‘Clasico’ against Barcelona on December 18.


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