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Breaking news: Real’s James out with knee injury

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Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez has been withdrawn from Colombia’s game against Peru with a knee injury.

The Colombian Football Federation has announced that James will not be available for selection for the upcoming game after sustaining a knee injury.

The FCF released the following statement:

“The Colombian national team reports, that during training this Thursday, in an accidental move, James Rodriguez complained of discomfort in his left knee.”

“The player was evaluated by the medical body and his first diagnosis is reserved.”

“For now and as a precaution, the player James Rodríguez is ruled out for the match against Peru.”

“In the next few hours, a detailed imaging study will be carried out to confirm the definitive diagnosis, which will be shared with your club.”

Manager Carlos Queiroz confirmed that the player had trained normally on Monday without incident, but the breakdown took place towards the end of the last training session.

The Colombian national team has been training at Florida International University and the player will undergo initial examinations in Miami.

James who has not played since October after being frozen out of the Real Madrid side by manager Zinedine Zidane.

Both the club and player were hoping to part company this winter in the January transfer window.

However, any major injury would put pay to any chance of that happening.