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BREAKING: James injured again, will miss Madrid Derby

That's according to Colombia's Radio Caracol.

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James Rodríguez has injured his thigh again and will not feature in Sunday's Madrid Derby against Atlético de Madrid, according to Radio Caracol. The player was initially expected to recover in time but now he will not be included in Colombia's list for the upcoming FIFA break, per that same report.

If Benítez confirms James' absence, Isco and Kovacic will have to fight for a starting spot. The Spanish playmaker might be ahead of Kovacic in the rotation but the latter completed an impressive performance at San Mamés and Benítez could choose him if he wants to improve his midfield.

Although Radio Caracol might have some good sources on James' condition, take this report with a grain of salt until Benítez confirms James' absence. Bale and Ramos are ready to play while Pepe and Danilo are still trying their best to recover in time and help their team against Atlético de Madrid.

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