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Colombia

 

TEAM ANALYSIS: James Rodriguez is Colombia’s star up front alongside Carlos Sanchez in a holding midfield role. Unfortunately, Rodriguez’s calf strain from earlier this season flared up before the team’s opening match against Japan and caused him to miss the first half. We said his Injury Risk remained High despite being cleared to play, and sure enough he limped off after just 30 minutes in their final Group Stage match. He is now a doubt for the remainder of the tournament. Sanchez was also given a red card in the first 3 minutes against Japan, forcing the team to play a man down for almost the entire game. The team as a whole was healthy until Frank Fabra tore his ACL during training ahead of the World Cup. Fabra was expected to be their starting left-back, so this was a tough loss so close to the Group Stage. It’s also worth noting that starting goal keeper David Ospina also just missed three weeks in April with a right ankle sprain. If Rodriguez can get fit and play like he did in 2014 when he was a breakout star, this team could still make a deep run, but the uncertainty surrounding his injury is a serious concern.

 

OVERALL INJURY RISK: ELEVATED

 

David Ospina G, Arsenal

  • Right ankle aggravation (June 2018, day-to-day)
  • Right ankle sprain (April 2018, missed 3 weeks)
  • Grade 1 groin strain (October 2017, missed 5 weeks)
  • Sore back (April 2017, missed 3 weeks)
  • Shoulder injury (October 2015, missed 3 weeks)

Frank Fabra D, Boca Juniors – OUT

  • Torn left ACL (June 2018, out indefinitely)

Santiago Arias D, PSV Eindhoven

  • Right adductor groin injury (November 2017, missed 2 weeks)
  • Malleolar injury (March 2015, missed 13 weeks)
  • Foot injury (February 2015, missed 1 week)

Yerry Mina D, Barcelona

  • Metatarsal fracture on left foot (August 2017, missed 10 weeks)
  • Hamstring injury (July 2016, missed 5 weeks)

Óscar Murillo D, Pachuca

  • Right hamstring biceps femoris injury (April 2018, missed 3 weeks)
  • Muscular problems (May 2016, missed 9 weeks)

Davinson Sánchez D, Tottenham

  • No relevant injuries

Abel Aguilar M, Deportivo Cali – PROBABLE

  • Groin injury (June 2018, day-to-day)
  • Leg muscle injury (May 2018, missed 3 weeks)
  • Thigh muscle strain (April 2016, missed 4 weeks)

James Rodríguez M, Bayern Munich – QUESTIONABLE 

  • Re-aggravation of calf strain (June 2018, out indefinitely)
  • Calf strain (June 2018, missed first half of Game 1)
  • Left calf strain (February 2018, missed 2 weeks)
  • Concussion (November 2017, no games missed)
  • Back injury (October 2017, missed 1 week)
  • Right thigh muscle injury (August 2017, missed 3.5 weeks)
  • Left calf injury (January 2017, missed 4.5 weeks)
  • Muscle injury (November 2016, missed 1 week)
  • Mild left calf strain (October 2016, missed 2 weeks)
  • Shoulder injury (June 2016, missed no time)
  • Left thigh muscle tear (September 2015, missed 7 weeks)
  • 5th metatarsal fracture on right foot (February 2015, missed 8 weeks)
  • Mild left calf strain (December 2014, missed 1 week)

Carlos Sánchez M, Espanyol

  • Hamstring injury (January 2016, missed 8.5 weeks)
  • Eye injury (December 2015, missed 1 week)

Juan Cuadrado M, Juventus

  • Sports hernia surgery (December 2017, missed 13 weeks)

Radamel Falcao F, Monaco

  • Left thigh injury (February 2018, missed 3 weeks)
  • Hamstring injury (December 2017, missed 3 weeks)
  • Tear in right hamstring (October 2017, missed 3 weeks)
  • Oblique muscle strain (March 2017, missed 3 weeks)
  • Concussion (September 2016, missed 3.5 weeks)
  • Left hamstring injury (August2016, missed 5 weeks)
  • Right groin injury (November 2015, missed 19 weeks)
  • Left cruciate ligament surgery (January 2014, missed 25 weeks)

Luis Muriel F, Sevilla

  • Left hamstring strain (March 2017, missed 5.5 weeks)
  • Tear in right thigh (November 2014, missed 12.5 weeks)

 

Group ARussia / Saudi Arabia / Egypt / Uruguay 

Group BPortugal / Spain / Morocco / Iran

Group CFrance / Australia / Peru / Denmark

Group DArgentina / Iceland / Croatia / Nigeria

Group EBrazil / Switzerland / Costa Rica / Serbia

Group FGermany / Mexico / Sweden / South Korea

Group GBelgium / Panama / Tunisia / England

Group HPoland / Senegal / Colombia / Japan

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