Rodriguez: I will come back stronger

A fractured metatarsal has failed to dampen the spirits of Real Madrid star James Rodriguez, who has promised to come back stronger.

Real Madrid star James Rodriguez has vowed to come back stronger than ever after suffering a fractured metatarsal.

The Colombia international required surgery after damaging the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during Wednesday's 2-1 La Liga victory over Sevilla, in which he scored the opener.

Rodriguez is now set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines, but the forward remains in positive spirits.

"I will recover and come back stronger than ever," he posted on Twitter.

"The messages [I have received] are very supportive. Thank you!"

Rodriguez moved to the Santiago Bernabeu in a high-profile move from Monaco among much fanfare in the close-season, after impressing at last season's World Cup where he collected the Golden Boot award.

The former Porto star has scored 12 goals in all competitions for Real this season.