Rodriguez suffers calf injury

Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez has suffered a grade one tear of his right calf, the club have confirmed.

The Colombia international sustained the problem during Real's 3-0 defeat of Celta Vigo in La Liga on Saturday.

Rodriguez had to be replaced by Alvaro Arbeloa in the 53rd minute and the extent of the injury was revealed on Monday.

"Following tests carried out on James Rodriguez by the Real Madrid Sanitas medical services, he has been diagnosed with a grade one muscular injury in the inner calf of his right leg," a brief statement read.

"His progress will be monitored."

A grade one injury is the least serious of its kind and, although Real did not put a timescale on Rodriguez's recovery, he is expected to miss the UEFA Champions League clash with Ludogorets on Tuesday.

Rodriguez, who has scored nine goals in all competitions so far in his debut season at the Santiago Bernabeu, could also be a doubt for the trip to Almeria in La Liga on Friday.