Report Rodriguez James expected to be a last minute decision

first_imgColombia coach Jose Pekerman is expected to make a last minute decision as to whether to play James Rodriguez in their all-important second round World Cup clash against England considering his state of health or not.Initial scans have shown that the injury suffered by the Bayern Munich star in their final Group H encounter against Senegal are better than first feared. With the scans showing he suffered no ligaments damage or muscle tear.Pekerman has given his star player every chance of making the tie against England, saying the decision to James would be a last minute one, Mirror claims.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.The former Madrid man did not train together with his teammates in front of the media on Monday, he was seen to be working on his core alone with the hope of getting fit for the second round game on Tuesday evening.James Rodriguez who won the golden boot at the last World Cup in Brazil with six goals came into this tournament with an injury, only playing 90 minutes in the second group game against Poland and coming on as a substitute in the first game against Japan.Should the injury force him out of the tie, Colombia would be looking towards the 25-year-old Juan Quintero, who has impressed so far at this World Cup for their creative spark.last_img

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