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Colombia Boss 'Extremely Concerned' By James Rodriguez Injury

Colombia Boss 'Extremely Concerned' By James Rodriguez Injury
By Eoin Lyons Updated

Colombia manager Jose Pekerman has admitted he is worried about star player James Rodriguez, the Bayern Munich forward was substituted in the 31st minute of their final group game against Senegal on Thursday.

Pekerman told reporters after the game that he was worried about the midfielder's fitness heading into the knockout round:

What I can say is I'm extremely concerned, it's a very tough situation for my team.

I didn't want to address this in comments because it seems one of these topics [that] can overshadow everything else.

Pekerman revealed that the 26-year-old had felt fatigue in his team's last outing against Poland, but that the former Real Madrid player had fully participated in training before the Senegal match:

He trained normally for us until yesterday, he stayed on afterwards practicing finishing, free-kicks, penalties. He was fully fit in training and in the last training session there was no hint of any injury but right now I don't know where he stands, to be honest.

The 68-year-old stated that he couldn't confirm or deny anything on Rodriguez's fitness presently, only saying that the player has gone for a check up and that Colombia would have to wait and see if the Colombian will be fit for the next game. james rodriguez injury

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