Real Madrid MF James Rodriguez Expected to Miss 3-6 Weeks With Knee Injury

James Rodriguez with Bayern Muenchen in March. Photo by Pixathlon/Shutterstock (10158481c)

Real Madrid and Colombia national team midfielder James Rodriguez has been diagnosed with a knee sprain and is expected to miss the next three to six weeks of action.

Rodriguez suffered the injury last Thursday while with the Colombia national team in the squad’s preparation for a friendly match against Peru, returning afterward to Madrid for testing.

It’s a disappointing development for Los Blancos, who held Rodriguez out of action since October 22nd due to a different leg injury. He was finally allowed to play with his national team, but it didn’t take long for him to fall victim to another injury.

He had shown some promising details during his first few games back with the massive Spanish club after a couple of years on loan with Bayern Munich. He’ll now have to wait for a bit to get back on the pitch, however.

Rodriguez scored 1 goal and provided 1 assist in 9 competitive matches this season for Real Madrid. He played in about half of his club team’s games.

The 29-year-old is expected to miss a minimum of three weeks with his injury. Depending on how the recovery process goes, he could be out until at least January.