Colombian international James Rodriguez has a tear in the left ligament's external ligaments, Baiern Munich said today to explain the absence of players in training.
The club has not given an accurate estimate of the length of James's absence, but is part of the base that will have to give him up to players in the coming weeks.
The diagnosis was done by Doctor Club, Hans Wilhelm Muller-Vohlfahrt, after a training session on Tuesday.
James' knee will be immobilized for ten days, and then will begin therapy and rehabilitation.
The public secret is that James is unhappy about his situation in Bayern where he thinks he does not play as often as he wants.
In the last match, a 3-2 defeat against Borussia Dortmud, Colombia was ninety minutes on the bench.
Also, the rumors circulated in connection with various pieces of indiscipline that upset him with the coaching staff.
Before the Baiern match, Bild newspaper said that coach Niko Kovac removed James from the starting line, but was later denied by sports director Hasan Salihamidzic.