Tuesday, 18 December 2018 | 02:01 WIB

James Rodriguez Ruled Out After Knee Injury

Bayern Muenchen star James Rodriguez

MUNICH, NNC - German Bundesliga defending champion, Bayern Munich, will rule out James Rodriguez for the next few weeks after the Colombian suffered a knee ligament injury during training.

"James will be immobilised for ten days and then undergo physiotherapy and rehabilitation, Bayern confirmed on Wednesday, without giving a return date.

"James' knee will be rested for 10 days before he starts undergoing treatment and recovery," wrote the club's official website on Wednesday, Nov 14.

Rodriguez will be sidelined alongside Corentin Tolisso and Kingsley Coman.

Rodriguez's absence will prove a tremendous blow to Niko Kovac, who was struggling to save Munich in the title race, while securing his position as FC Hollywood coach.

Munich, currently slipping to fifth place in the German League standings with 20 points, after swallowing a 2-3 defeat in the party Der Klassiker.