Barcelona - Real Madrid's Colombian striker James Rodriguez is set to undergo
surgery on a fractured foot which could rule him out for two months, the
Spanish league leaders said.
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The club said scans have revealed a
fracture of the fifth metatarsal in the right foot during a 2-1 league
win over Sevilla on Wednesday.
The Colombian, who enjoyed the high
of a flying header to open the scoring against Sevilla, was forced off
with less than half an hour played.
"After the tests carried out
on James Rodriguez by the Real Madrid medical services... he has been
diagnosed with a fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot.
"The player will undergo surgery in the coming hours," the Spanish giants said.
iconic defender Sergio Ramos also picked up an injury in the game while
the rated wing-back Marcelo picked up another yellow card and both will
miss Saturday's derby against Atletico.
depleted squad however will be boosted by the return of star striker
Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portugal international teammate and utility
man Fabio Coentrao.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid have not lost at home for four months: