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Rodriguez and Ramosto to miss Madrid derby

James RodriguezReal Madrid forward James Rodriguez is facing a spell on the sidelines after breaking a metatarsal during Wednesday night’s 2-1 win over Sevilla.

Madrid opened up a four-point gap at the top of La Liga with the win, but it came at a price as Rodriguez – who opened the scoring with a diving header after 12 minutes – and Sergio Ramos both went off injured.

Madrid later confirmed a broken bone for the Colombian, who could be out for around two months.

A statement on the club’s website said:

“After the tests carried out on James Rodriguez by the Real Madrid medical services at the Sanitas La Moraleja Hospital, he has been diagnosed with a fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. The player will undergo surgery in the coming hours.”

Ramos had been substituted after nine minutes with a hamstring problem, but it is unclear how long the defender may be sidelined.

“Sergio had a hamstring problem,” manager Carlo Ancelotti said on the club website. “We cannot evaluate it yet. We must wait a few days.”

Rodriguez’s replacement in the match, namesake Jesse Rodriguez, had doubled Madrid’s lead before Sevilla – who themselves lost goalkeeper Beto to injury – replied late on through Iago Aspas.

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