Everton FC midfielder James Rodrguez has sustained several calf injuries this season. One Spanish news channel wanted to meet with an expert to find out why this problem persists. Read more about James Rodríguez Injury below.
James David Rodrguez Rubio is a Colombian national team and Premier League player who plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for Everton. He has been lauded for his technique, vision, and playmaking abilities, and is often pointed to as one of the greatest players of his generation and the heir apparent to his compatriot Carlos Valderrama.
Rodrguez also strained his calf, but it is not a serious injury. Nonetheless, Marca talked with Marcos Sánchez, physiotherapist, and owner of the Fernando VII Clinic in Madrid, about why this has become a recurrent problem for the Everton star.
Sánchez has treated professional players and footballers, and the physiotherapist explains that Rodrguez’s calf injuries continue to occur.
“The most common reason is that the one you got the first time did not recover properly. As a result, the tissue is no longer the same, it no longer has the same hypertrophy potential, and the muscular tears occur in a repeated manner. It may be due to his footfall, his technical gesture, the field of play, or even the blow. There are minor specifics that can cause an athlete to sustain long-term injuries of this type,” Sánchez said.
Everton’s training team would need to devise a long-term approach to these recurrent calf injuries. Rodrguez has missed 11 games due to three calf fractures sustained during the 2020-21 season.
With Rodrguez’s deal expiring next year and the Toffees looking to extend the Colombia international, the English club will want to settle this problem before awarding Rodrguez a long-term extension.
Starting his career at Envigado before transferring to Argentina’s Banfield, James rose to prominence in Europe during his three years at Porto, winning numerous trophies and individual awards. James moved from AS Monaco to Real Madrid in 2014 for a fee of £63 million, which surpassed Radamel Falcao’s previous record and making him the most expensive Colombian football player and one of the most expensive players at the time. He was selected to the La Liga Team of the Season and awarded La Liga Best Midfielder in his debut season. In 2017, he agreed to a two-year loan with German club Bayern Munich. He joined Premier League side, Everton, on a free transfer in the summer of 2020.