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James injures himself warming up for Eibar game

Real Madrid midfielder James was in Zidane's starting side for the match against Eibar, but had to sit out after picking up an injury in the warm up.

James injures himself warming up for Eibar game
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James misses Eibar match

Real Madrid midfielder James had to sit out the LaLiga match against Eibar after injuring himself in the wam up to the game. 

James in starting line-up

James was in Zidane's starting line-up, but felt some muscle discomfort as he prepared for the match and was replaced by Kovacic. 

The Colombian midfielder had been chosen by Zidane to make up the centre of midfield alongside Kroos and Isco, given the injuries to Casemiro and Modric, but missed his chance to impress the coach. 

Real Madrid confirm grade 1 strain 

A medical report from Real Madrid confirmed that James has a grade 1 muscle strain in his left soleus (calf muscle).