James Rodriguez Suffered 'A Blow To The Testicles' In Challenge With Virgil Van Dijk
James Rodriguez has reportedly suffered 'a blow to the testicles' following a challenge with Virgil van Dijk in the Merseyside derby.
Van Dijk is now facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a serious ACL injury caused by a horrendous challenge from Jordan Pickford at Goodison Park, but Rodriguez also suffered a painful injury during a collision with the Dutch defender.
It happened less than a minute into the 2-2 draw and wasn't really highlighted until Carlo Ancelotti said the Colombian was a doubt for the next game against Southampton after the run-in with Van Dijk.
Rodriguez did then recover in time to start against the Saints, which infuriated the many Fantasy Football players who transferred him out of their side and caused some Liverpool supporters to accuse Ancelotti of lying.
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As per the exclusive story, via Sport Witness, the former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich man has been undergoing "pressure therapy" and using a "NORMATEC" machine that is promoting blood circulation and reducing bruising courtesy of pumping air pressure on the legs.
In a recent Ancelotti press conference, journalist Paul Joyce asked whether Ancelotti was point-scoring by naming Van Dijk as the player responsible for injuring his player.
Just Paul Joyce calling out Carlo Ancelotti for name checking van Dijk as the reason for James Rodriguez's injury, which he is now longer not injured only 24 hours later...- Watch LFC (@Watch_LFC) October 23, 2020
The Italian responded, saying: "No, the problem was, at the beginning, the specialist that saw him said he was out for one week, at least, and he couldn't train all week.
"But after that, his recovery was good, the haematoma went down in the last two or three days and he started training today.
"I don't want to play mind games, I never did and I don't know what they mean so what I said was only the truth. I simply said it was a contact with Van Dijk."
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