The Colombian international James Rodriguez He suffered a rupture in the outer ligaments of his left knee, Bayern Munich reported yesterday to explain the absence of the player in training.
The club did not make an accurate estimate of the length of James's absence, but part of the basis he will have to dispense with in the coming weeks.
The diagnosis was made by the club's doctor, Hans Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, after the injury occurred in training last Tuesday.
James's knee will be immobilized for ten days and then he will begin a process of therapy and rehabilitation.
It is an open secret that James is unhappy with his situation at Bayern, where he feels he does not play as often as he likes.
In the last game, the 3-2 defeat against Borussia Dortmund, the Colombian was ninety minutes on the bench.
In the same way, rumors circulate about several acts of indiscipline of the Colombian that indisposed him with the training team.
Before the Bayern game, the newspaper "Bild" assured that the coach, Niko Kovac, retired James of the titular formation, which, however, was denied later by the sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.
"Obviously, it's bad news. James is a very important player, the best in my opinion, we do not have another like him," said Bayern forward Sandro Wagner.
James, the 2014 World Cup top scorer on loan from Real Madrid until the end of the season, was in good shape, scoring the top goals in wins against Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke 04 and Wolfsburg.
The Colombian player began his vicissitudes in February with a problem in the left calf that took him out of the court for 18 days.
Then came the Russian World Cup 2018 and James suffered an edema in the right soleus that took him out of the game against England.
The World Cup was over and in August the problems would come again. The Colombian footballer suffered a blow to one of his ankles in a friendly with the German club. This injury forced him to lose the German Super Cup and stayed 13 days from the courts.
And now, again, the physical problems appear for 10 of the National Team of Colombia. We will have to wait for 2019, because this year for James was not good.