James Rodríguez suffered a sprained internal ligament on his left knee, so he will miss the next three weeks of competition. Basically, the Colombian player will be out the remaining of 2019, unable to participate in important games against PSG in the Champions League or El Clásico in La Liga.
Again, Real Madrid suffered major injuries during the international break, something known as FIFA Virus. It´s especially painful in the case of James Rodríguez, because he also suffered physical problems in the last international break and his last game with Los Blancos was on the 19th of October at Mallorca. Since then, he has been absent but James decided to travel and join his national team, suffering again another injured.
After a promising start of the season, starting four games and scoring one goal in La Liga, James Rodríguez has returned to his initial problems. He doesn´t look as motivated with the club that pays him as with his national team. As a result, he didn’t rest enough and got again injured with his national team, in this case in a training session.
James Rodríguez is a footballer loved by Real Madrid supporters, but he’s not consistent in the way of playing. The Colombian playmaker convinced Zinedine Zidane in the first months of competition, even if the French coach wanted him out of the club. He was one of the best in these first months, but the injuries are punishing him. Gareth Bale lives a similar situation.
Meanwhile, Zizou is finding his ideal team with Fede Valverde in the midfield. Right now, Kroos, Casemiro and Valverde are the ideal midfield, with Luka Modric working hard to come back to the starting eleven. Therefore, James Rodríguez is the fifth midfielder in the squad and he would need to work very hard to gain more minutes. Luckily for him, Isco Alarcón is not a threat, because his level is even poorer and looks impossible for him to start playing more often.