The Colombian was the recipient of a suspiciously targeted collision by the Dutch defender in the opening minutes of his first all-Merseyside affair but managed to finish the game, playing an important role in Dominic Calvert-Lewin's equaliser in the 2-2 draw.
Rodriguez was a doubt for last Sunday's defeat at Southampton, with Carlo Ancelotti electing not to explain the nature of the haematoma that he suffered and Marca's claims might explain the manager's discretion.
Unable to use ice, James has had to use a pressure-treatment therapy machine called NORMATEC which massages the legs to improve circulation and lessen bruising.
It's not clear from the report in his homeland whether he is still receiving treatment for the injury this week but he was in visible discomfort towards the end the Saints game, clutching his hamstring but unable to come off because Everton had used all three substitutes.
Evertonians await word from Ancelotti's pre-match press conference tomorrow to see if James will be included in the party that travels to Newcastle for Sunday's Premier League clash at St James's Park.
Quotes sourced from Mail Online
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1 Posted 29/10/2020 at 15:20:55
2 Posted 29/10/2020 at 16:22:49
3 Posted 29/10/2020 at 17:20:01
'I see on twitter that James has a testicle injury from VVD.'
I'm so glad you didn't miss a 'V' on the final initials, Eddie...
Check out James Rodriguez's Facebook page and the post for 23 October, sat on the sofa wearing those pressurised pants athletes use to speed recovery from injury. Explains a lot.
As a measure of how huge he is on social media, this one post got 17k views, 3.6k shares and 827k emoji reactions.
It is very noticeable even on the club's official Facebook page that usually any post just gets very low interest with the number of comments in the low 10s or 100s. Put up a James-related post and the Colombians pile in in their 1000s.
I hope sales and marketing are on the case.
4 Posted 29/10/2020 at 17:42:44
5 Posted 29/10/2020 at 17:57:12
6 Posted 29/10/2020 at 17:57:52
7 Posted 29/10/2020 at 17:59:14
8 Posted 29/10/2020 at 18:02:12
9 Posted 29/10/2020 at 18:11:57
10 Posted 29/10/2020 at 18:19:57
11 Posted 29/10/2020 at 18:27:27
12 Posted 29/10/2020 at 18:46:19
13 Posted 29/10/2020 at 18:56:31
They, and the red blinkered media couldn't wait to vilify and humiliate Jordan, for what was a mistimed accidental tackle, (silly as it was, but no malice forethought or intention meant).
Whereas the Dutch thug's intentional lunge at James goes unmentioned and unpunished!
14 Posted 29/10/2020 at 19:01:06
15 Posted 29/10/2020 at 19:15:50
16 Posted 29/10/2020 at 19:28:08
Did you two go to the same comedy school?
Or is that Brent corrupting you, Rob...?
17 Posted 29/10/2020 at 19:34:02
18 Posted 29/10/2020 at 19:37:53
That was a very foul foul.
19 Posted 29/10/2020 at 19:39:22
20 Posted 29/10/2020 at 20:06:27
21 Posted 29/10/2020 at 20:07:07
Anybody good at photoshopping? Change the shirts, change the faces. And then spread it on the Columbian social media sites...
22 Posted 29/10/2020 at 20:22:41
23 Posted 29/10/2020 at 20:37:28
24 Posted 29/10/2020 at 20:38:22
25 Posted 29/10/2020 at 20:41:09
We should never accept bias or being second best, certainly not to the RS as a club nor to any of their players. VVD should be called out for this.
26 Posted 29/10/2020 at 20:59:46
27 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:16:04
28 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:22:22
29 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:26:49
30 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:31:58
31 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:32:12
Just have to groin and bear it.
32 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:35:24
33 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:40:35
34 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:43:15
35 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:44:21
36 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:44:53
37 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:46:24
38 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:46:33
39 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:48:18
I suggested to him that the people in the game who lack cojones are referees who decline to give yellow cards in the first few minutes.
Van Dijk could and should have been sent off before he received his injury,
40 Posted 29/10/2020 at 22:31:50
41 Posted 29/10/2020 at 22:40:00
42 Posted 29/10/2020 at 22:48:47
Instead of football we performed like ballerinas in the nutcracker suite, minus the tutu on the kit.
43 Posted 29/10/2020 at 22:51:29
44 Posted 29/10/2020 at 22:59:39
45 Posted 29/10/2020 at 23:12:04
46 Posted 29/10/2020 at 23:49:49
47 Posted 30/10/2020 at 00:43:25
48 Posted 30/10/2020 at 01:10:51
50 Posted 30/10/2020 at 03:19:28
Mark #46, not sure about Klopp getting the sack, but VVD sure as hell did.
51 Posted 30/10/2020 at 03:30:04
52 Posted 30/10/2020 at 06:25:42
53 Posted 30/10/2020 at 07:04:28
54 Posted 30/10/2020 at 07:47:06
I went to James' FB page and it lists a bad url for his personal website (jamesrodriguez dot com dot co). It leads to a spammy-looking links page, with spammy-looking links related to Everton, Real Madrid, and a few other random things.
Given his profile, and the fact he almost certainly has a high powered agent with a team of functionaries working on things like this - I can't imagine it's a mistake - although it clearly looks like one - or that it has not been noticed by his team.
Is there some kind of explanation for this? I'm thinking some weird, counter-intuitive, makes-sense-when-you-hear-it explanation related to internet commerce or traffic or something.
(Yes, yes. I realise I have too much time on my hands).
55 Posted 30/10/2020 at 07:54:09
56 Posted 30/10/2020 at 07:59:44
57 Posted 30/10/2020 at 08:27:42
58 Posted 30/10/2020 at 08:36:23
59 Posted 30/10/2020 at 09:22:31
60 Posted 30/10/2020 at 10:31:08
61 Posted 30/10/2020 at 11:21:25
62 Posted 30/10/2020 at 11:41:48
63 Posted 30/10/2020 at 12:49:01
The plea used to be, dont rub them mate, just bloody count them!
64 Posted 30/10/2020 at 13:10:49
Ant truth in the rumor that Rodriguez sent VVD a basket of fruit with some bruised plums in it.
66 Posted 30/10/2020 at 14:34:45
DK #62, don't get testes with us.
67 Posted 31/10/2020 at 08:05:23
68 Posted 31/10/2020 at 15:33:06
69 Posted 31/10/2020 at 18:36:16
Vvd tried taking James out, but nothing is said about that deliberate challenge.
That was their gameplan, take out the playmaker, but it backfired on V Vdick.
70 Posted 31/10/2020 at 19:31:25
Any chance of plastering all over social media?
Personally, I hope that he won't be back to blight the Premiership for the rest of the season.
71 Posted 01/11/2020 at 11:44:45
When I hurt my bollocks post-vasectomy surgery, all I got was a text off me Mum!
72 Posted 04/11/2020 at 19:31:15
What a complete bucket of pig shit I defy anyone to come off a Premier League football pitch without bruises except perhaps the goalie or a 90th minute substitute.
I suppose the redneck media swallowed that one too.
I hope Rodrigues didn't take his Mrs to an ice cream parlour "would you like crushed nuts sir".
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