Colombia forward James Rodriguez could miss the rest of the World Cup due to a calf injury, according to reports in Colombia.
The 26-year-old is excepted to at least miss his nation’s Round of 16 clash with England on Tuesday and now his involvement in the rest of the tournament is in doubt.
The Bayern Munich loanee was forced off injured after just 30 minutes during Colombia’s 1-0 win over Senegal on Thursday.
“I’m very worried”
Rodriguez has undergone an MRI scan on his calf to gauge a greater understanding as to the extent of his injury.
The results are expected to be with the forward by Sunday and his involvement versus England will become clearer by then.
Local media claim that the Colombian FA are pessimistic over his chances of facing the Three Lions in Moscow with the player currently unable to train.
The national team manager Jose Pekerman has admitted his concerns over Rodriguez’s injury, also revealing that it could prove to be a distraction.
“I’m very worried. It is very difficult for my team, such a topic can overshadow everything else.
“He trained until yesterday normal. There was no sign of injury. But I can not say exactly what it is.”
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