Rodriguez: I will come back stronger for Real

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.