James Rodriguez expected to be out of action for two months after injuring his right foot
Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez is expected to be out of action for two months after he suffered an injury to the fifth metatarsal of his right foot. The 23-year-old Colombian had to leave the field in the 26th minute of his side's midweek encounter versus Sevilla at home.
He was attended by the club’s medical services at the Sanitas La Moraleja Hospital, where it was revealed that he had suffered a fracture. The fracture needs a surgery, which is expected to take place on Thursday.
Defender Sergio Ramos also left the pitch after what seemed like a hamstring injury and could miss the marquee game versus Atletico Madrid at the Estadio Vicente Calderón on Saturday.
Manager Carlo Ancelotti said that an update on the extent of the Spaniard’s injury will come in a few days.
"Sergio had a hamstring problem. We cannot evaluate it yet, we must wait some days,” the Italian said.
Prior to the injury, however, Rodriguez opened the scoring for Los Blancos in the 12th-minute courtesy a header. Madrid eventually won the game 2-1. With that win, they are now four points clear of second-placed Barcelona with 54 points in 21 matches and seven points clear of defending champions and third placed Atletico Madrid, in the La Liga standings.