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James to miss 'a few days' of Bayern training with calf injury

James Rodriguez suffered a calf strain against Besiktas on Tuesday, but Bayern Munich do not expect him to be out for long.

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News 21 Feb 2018, 21:58 IST
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Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez

The calf injury James Rodriguez suffered in Tuesday's 5-0 Champions League demolition of Besiktas is only a "slight problem", Bayern Munich have confirmed.

James went off just before half-time, with the Colombia international showing few signs of pain as he exited the field. 

There were initial suspicions he was withdrawn due to a knock to the head, having looked dazed shortly beforehand after getting struck by the ball.

But Bayern confirmed after the game that the on-loan Real Madrid midfielder felt his calf tighten.

We hope it's not too serious, @jamesdrodriguez! #MiaSanMia #FCBBJK 1-0 pic.twitter.com/XuCapUGsw0
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) February 20, 2018

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And, following investigations from Bayern's medical team on Wednesday, they have come to the conclusion he should only need to miss "a few days of training".

A club statement read: "Bayern midfielder James was not seriously injured in yesterday's [Tuesday] Champions League game against Besiktas.

"An in-depth investigation confirmed the first diagnosis of the club doctor. The Colombian has only slight problems in the muscles of the left calf and thus has to miss a few days of training."

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