MADRID — Real Madrid says medical tests have confirmed
Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez has injured a muscle in his right leg.
Madrid said in a statement that Rodriguez "has been
diagnosed with a grade 1 muscle injury" in his right calf.
The European champions have not indicated how long they
expect Rodriguez to be out.
The 23-year-old Rodriguez hurt his leg during Saturday's win
over Celta Vigo.
Madrid plays Ludogorets in the Champions League on Tuesday
and Almeria in the Spanish league on Friday before starting the Club World Cup
on Dec. 16.
Rodriguez, who signed with Madrid this summer after his
superb World Cup, has appeared in all 24 games Madrid has played across all
competitions, scoring nine goals.For
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