Rodriguez battled testicle injury after derby

Thursday, 29 October, 2020 70comments  |  Jump to last

According to a report by Marca in Columbia, James Rodriguez sustained a "testicle injury" after a bruising challenge by Virgil van Dijk in the Goodison derby.

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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Eddie Dunn
1 Posted 29/10/2020 at 15:20:55
I see on Twitter that James has a testicle injury from VVD. Receiving specialist treatment.
Will Mabon
2 Posted 29/10/2020 at 16:22:49
Eddie, no wonder he had an off day at Soton... Jeez.
Jay Wood
[BRZ]

3 Posted 29/10/2020 at 17:20:01
Eddie @ 87:

'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.

James Recovery Pants

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.

Gerry Quinn
4 Posted 29/10/2020 at 17:42:44
Interesting update on James injury - not what was originally admitted.
Christine Foster
5 Posted 29/10/2020 at 17:57:12
Aww nuts...
Jack Convery
6 Posted 29/10/2020 at 17:57:52
I'm sure there are lots of female nurses out there ready to massage it better. Sounds very painful. I hope he doesn't need a pain killing injection to play at the weekend. Ouch!
Kieran Kinsella
7 Posted 29/10/2020 at 17:59:14
Paul Joyce of The Times is going to lose it if Carlo mentions this in the Newcastle presser.
Brent Stephens
8 Posted 29/10/2020 at 18:02:12
Jay “ As a measure of how huge he is on social media,“

“Huge” eh!

Michael Connelly
9 Posted 29/10/2020 at 18:11:57
Hopefully he has the balls to play against Newcastle on Sunday
Eddie Dunn
10 Posted 29/10/2020 at 18:19:57
I would like Van Dyke to be penalised for this!
Per Stumo
11 Posted 29/10/2020 at 18:27:27
Honestly surprised that Pickford's testies didn't get injured by Van Dijk's knee!
Tony Everan
12 Posted 29/10/2020 at 18:46:19
Looks like he is hanging on to his testes satchel in that photograph. Must still have a bruised bollock.
Derek Knox
13 Posted 29/10/2020 at 18:56:31
No adverse publicity from our side on this which shows class, but would rather the general footballing public be made aware of what the injury was, and more importantly who caused it.

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!

Rob Halligan
14 Posted 29/10/2020 at 19:01:06
Derek, no doubt Van Dijk would just say he was going for the ball!!
Bill Gienapp
15 Posted 29/10/2020 at 19:15:50
That sounds painful.
Jay Wood
[BRZ]

16 Posted 29/10/2020 at 19:28:08
Strewth, Rob and Brent!

Did you two go to the same comedy school?

Or is that Brent corrupting you, Rob...?

Derek Knox
17 Posted 29/10/2020 at 19:34:02
Rob @14, Yeah, Left or Right? 😜
Mike Gaynes
18 Posted 29/10/2020 at 19:37:53
In other words, he crocked his cojones.

That was a very foul foul.

Jack Convery
19 Posted 29/10/2020 at 19:39:22
So the RS don't only talk bollocks they kneed them.
Bill Gall
20 Posted 29/10/2020 at 20:06:27
Sounds like a load of balls to me.
Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
21 Posted 29/10/2020 at 20:07:07
'He had a bit of luncheon on him!' - Vinnie Jones & Gazza recall iconic crotch grab

Anybody good at photoshopping? Change the shirts, change the faces. And then spread it on the Columbian social media sites...

Rob Halligan
22 Posted 29/10/2020 at 20:22:41
Jay, I've met Brent on numerous away trips, so I must be picking up his corny one liners!!
Derek Knox
23 Posted 29/10/2020 at 20:37:28
Rob, Corny one liners? Probably written by John Bunyan. Oops! :-)
Brent Stephens
24 Posted 29/10/2020 at 20:38:22
Rob Halligan rocks!
Graham Hammond
25 Posted 29/10/2020 at 20:41:09
The heavily biased reporting is sickening. As a club, we need to show more 'balls' as we have been pathetic for as long as I can remember. Carlo is better than most previous managers but much more kicking back needs to be done from the club, the manager and many of the supporters.

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.

Mike Hughes
26 Posted 29/10/2020 at 20:59:46
We now know why Carlo did not make this pubic.
Brian Harrison
27 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:16:04
This is just a load of Bollocks!
Brent Stephens
28 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:22:22
Hardly headline news. Blown up out of all proportion.
Rob Halligan
29 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:26:49
I wonder if Van Dijk will have the balls to come out and apologise to James?
Don Alexander
30 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:31:58
VVD deserves the sac.
Mike Hughes
31 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:32:12
I don’t think we’ll get an apology.
Just have to groin and bear it.


Mike Hughes
32 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:35:24
On the subject of a VVD apology, I mean, willy or won’t he?
Tony Everan
33 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:40:35
Quite a sophisticated set-up, the Normatec rapid recovery pants. We've come a long way from the bucket of cold water and magic sponge treatment.
Brent Stephens
34 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:43:15
Mike #31 almost the best yet. Just behind Mike #32!
Mike Hughes
35 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:44:21
To be fair, this is no laughing matter for James Rodriguez. I hope he makes a fast recovery. Bloody painful and brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it. He's been great for us and hope he's okay for the weekend.
Brent Stephens
36 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:44:53
I heard the medical team prescribed some Tchaikovsky...
Rob Halligan
37 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:46:24
Definitely not an area where you want to rub deep heat into.
Will Mabon
38 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:46:33
Hopefully he'll be alright in the end.
Peter Mills
39 Posted 29/10/2020 at 21:48:18
I received a post advising me of the detail of this injury from a rs, feigning surprise that James has balls.

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,

Danny Broderick
40 Posted 29/10/2020 at 22:31:50
Below the belt.
Tony Everan
41 Posted 29/10/2020 at 22:40:00
RIP Bobby Ball
Brian Wilkinson
42 Posted 29/10/2020 at 22:48:47
Well we now know why the poor performance by the team last Sunday.

Instead of football we performed like ballerinas in the nutcracker suite, minus the tutu on the kit.

Drew O’Neall
43 Posted 29/10/2020 at 22:51:29
The Premier League should step in and Van Dyke shouldn’t be allowed on Mrs Van Dyke (or other Mr Van Dyke, I do not wish to jump to any conclusions) until James Rodriguez is able to get back on Mrs Rodriguez.
Derek Knox
44 Posted 29/10/2020 at 22:59:39
Brent @37, 'that's suite'. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy? :-)
Brent Stephens
45 Posted 29/10/2020 at 23:12:04
Nutcracker suite, Derek. But your suite, Sugar Plum Fairy, trumps me!
Mark Boullé
46 Posted 29/10/2020 at 23:49:49
Hopefully the shite will fall away without their defensive leader, Klopp will get the sack, and we can say "Told you so!" (literally) :)
Kieran Kinsella
47 Posted 30/10/2020 at 00:43:25
I'm imagining Barbara Windsor wearing her tassels and Kenneth Williams saying “Ohhh, Matron!” as Rodriguez heals but in truth he's probably making do with Mick Rathbone and his magic sponge
David Pearl
48 Posted 30/10/2020 at 01:10:51
Rock on Tony, 41
Mike Gaynes
50 Posted 30/10/2020 at 03:19:28
Si #49, so many have said it before, but you said it best.

Mark #46, not sure about Klopp getting the sack, but VVD sure as hell did.

Alan J Thompson
51 Posted 30/10/2020 at 03:30:04
One red one one blue one and one with a bit of Dutch on...
Phil Malone Jnr
52 Posted 30/10/2020 at 06:25:42
Van Dijk won the ball
Jack Convery
53 Posted 30/10/2020 at 07:04:28
WTF - They are still going on about it. Amazing isn't it. Is this going to happen every Friday until the season is over. Reminding refs about it. We need to say something now its beyond a joke.

https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/competitions/premier-league/12118456/alisson-pickford-challenge-was-not-necessary

Robert Bresnan
54 Posted 30/10/2020 at 07:47:06
I have a weird query for any potential internet gurus on here:

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).

Duncan McDine
55 Posted 30/10/2020 at 07:54:09
Tony (41). Brilliant!! Brings a tear to the eye.
Duncan McDine
56 Posted 30/10/2020 at 07:59:44
Reminds me of probably the funniest moment of my football days. One of my best mates had the ball smashed into his gonads from point blank range and he felt so bad that he had to leave the pitch. We later found out that he threw up on himself while driving out of the car park and crashed into a lamppost.
Michael Barrett
57 Posted 30/10/2020 at 08:27:42
Looks like Carlo is getting his excuses in before he has another poor game on Sunday...we have to bounce back or the good start will be put down to good fortune and catching other teams cold.
Eddie Dunn
58 Posted 30/10/2020 at 08:36:23
Playing in goal in 6-a-side about 18 months back I saved a rocket of a shot with my nutsack. The result was a very painful second half and a black and blue nether region. The wife was mildly amused! I kept out of the box for a couple of weeks.
Andrew Ellams
59 Posted 30/10/2020 at 09:22:31
Wouldn't it be ironic if that's where VVD actually damaged his knee.
Kevin Molloy
60 Posted 30/10/2020 at 10:31:08
he should have known Andrew, you come at Goldenballs, you best not miss
Steve Brown
61 Posted 30/10/2020 at 11:21:25
Expect the red echo will emulate what they did for VVD and set up a website where we can post messages of support for James's nutsack.
Derek Knox
62 Posted 30/10/2020 at 11:41:48
This thread is getting all two testicle for me! :-)
Chris Williams
63 Posted 30/10/2020 at 12:49:01
The old pro footballers used to dread getting one in the plums, especially in winter, because the trainer used to come on brandishing a freezing soggy sponge.

The plea used to be, don’t rub them mate, just bloody count them!

Bill Gall
64 Posted 30/10/2020 at 13:10:49
I think the cold bucket of water and sponge was a medical marvel, you got injured and seen the trainer running towards you with his bucket and sponge you were up and away before he reached you.
Ant truth in the rumor that Rodriguez sent VVD a basket of fruit with some bruised plums in it.
Mike Gaynes
66 Posted 30/10/2020 at 14:34:45
Duncan #56, I puked right on the pitch once after blocking a shot at the edge of the area. And the pitch was artificial turf, so the evidence stayed right there in a puddle on the 18 for the rest of the game. It was a playoff game with several hundred spectators on hand, and I probably got the razz from every one of them in subsequent years.

DK #62, don't get testes with us.

Peter Warren
67 Posted 31/10/2020 at 08:05:23
He’s out for Sunday. Balls.
Tim Taylor
68 Posted 31/10/2020 at 15:33:06
Drew #43 - LOL!
les mallinson
69 Posted 31/10/2020 at 18:36:16
Yes !
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.
Charles Brewer
70 Posted 31/10/2020 at 19:31:25
It's all very amusing that James got his nuts done, but exactly how did the dirty bastard do it? Clearly whatever happened it wasn't just the average kick to the balls since, while that is most unpleasant for an hour or so, it subsides and leaves no lasting injury. Obviously what this filthy player did was more than a bit of a kick.

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.

James Marshall
71 Posted 01/11/2020 at 11:44:45
The Internet says he's been sent a 'get well soon' message by some porn star.

When I hurt my bollocks post-vasectomy surgery, all I got was a text off me Mum!

Len Hawkins
72 Posted 04/11/2020 at 19:31:15
Klippety has been defending the diver for conning another pen, is it salad or cellar, anyway he said he had the bruises to prove it.
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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