James set to miss up to four weeks with thigh tear

The Real Madrid playmaker suffered the injury during Colombia’s friendly with Peru in New Jersey and could now miss up to a month of action

Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez is set for up to a month on the sidelines after being diagnosed with a torn muscle in his left thigh.

The Colombia international sustained the injury during Tuesday’s international friendly against Peru in New Jersey. Tests following his return to Spain revealed the extent of the damage and the 24-year-old could now be out for three to four weeks.

A statement from Madrid read: “Following the tests carried out on James Rodríguez in the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, the player has been diagnosed with a tear in his left thigh muscle, resulting from a knock he sustained during the match between Colombia and Peru. His condition will be evaluated.”

The news completes a miserable day for Madrid on the injury front after it was announced earlier on Thursday that full-back Danilo was set for a month on the sidelines due to a foot injury.

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