What is the latest update on James Rodriguez's injury and will Colombia star be fit to face England in the World Cup?
By Geoff Sweet30th June 2018, 9:52 amUpdated: 30th June 2018, 9:57 am
COLOMBIA star James Rodriguez lasted just half hour in the Cafeteros' crucial Group H showdown with Senegal.
The Bayern Munich loanee has already sat out the Colombians' 2-1 loss to Japan and may be set for another period on the sidelines.
What happened to James Rodriguez against Senegal?
James Rodriguez was replaced by Luis Muriel against Senegal and BBC 5Live commentator Pat Nevin said:âIt looked like a little knock early on to me, but ever since then, Rodriguez has looked as if he doesn't want to get close to players.
âVery disappointing for Colombia because he is a very good footballer and he w ill be a miss for them.â
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What is the latest update on James Rodriguez's injury and will he be fit to face England?
Colombia boss Jose Pekerman appeared shocked and concerned by Rodriguez's injury against Senegal.
He sa id: âI am extremely concerned. Itâs a tough situation for my team and a topic that could overshadow everything else.
âItâs not a comfortable situation for us. He trained normally yesterday, he was fully fit, no hint of injury."
But he added that he will not know whether Rodriguez could play England until after his medical examination.
âBut right now I donât know where he stands to be honest.
âHopefully there will be good news after he has been for his medical examination.â
And it has been confirmed that Rodriguez missed training on Friday ahead of Tuesday night's clash with England.
Colombia are expected to find out today whether Rodriguez will be available to face England.
Just how important is Rodriguez to Colombia?
James Rodriguez was the hero of Colombia's 2014 World Cup campaign.
With talismanic striker Falcao out, Rodriguez stepped up to score six goals and win the Golden Boot from midfield.
He then picked up the year's Puskas Award for his strike against Uruguay in the last 16 which is considered one of the World Cup's greatest ever goals.