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Real Madrid player James Rodriguez to stay off the field for a while

Written by Debjani Arora |Published : September 11, 2015 7:54 PM IST

It s a bad news for team Real Madrid as its playmaker James Rodriguez suffered from a muscle tear in his left thigh, while playing a friendly match with Peru in New Jersey. This could be a blow to the team because the athlete might have to remain on the sidelines for about three to four weeks till recovered completely. Here is how to get rid of muscle cramps for good.

Tests on his return to Spain revealed the extent of the damage, although Madrid has not announced how long the former Monaco man will be absent. A club statement read, Following the tests carried out on James Rodr guez in the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, the player has been diagnosed with a tear in his left thigh muscle, resulting from a knock he sustained during the match between Colombia and Peru. His condition will be evaluated. Know how muscle pain could be indicative of a serious problem.

The news completes a miserable day for Madrid on the injury front after it was announced earlier on Thursday that fullback Danilo was set for a month on the sidelines due to a foot injury. Do you know about these 10 facts about sprains.

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What is a muscle tear?

Muscle tear also referred as muscle pull or strain happens when a particular muscle is damaged due to any trauma or accident. It could also hurt the tendons and fibres in the surrounding areas. The tearing of the muscle can also damage small blood vessels, causing local bleeding, or bruising, and pain caused by irritation of the nerve endings in the area.

What are the symptoms?

The most common symptoms of a muscle tear are as follows:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising or redness
  • Pain at rest
  • Pain when the specific muscle or the joint in relation to that muscle is used
  • Weakness of the muscle or tendons
  • Inability to use the muscle at all

How much time it takes to recover?

Depending upon the injury it takes around one to four weeks for the muscle to recover with proper exercise and rest.

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