James Rodriguez continues to be battling an damage to his testicles that was sustained in Everton’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool earlier this month.
Carlo Ancelotti mentioned the Colombia playmaker was unlikely to characteristic within the 2-Zero defeat to Southampton final weekend, however he ended up enjoying by way of the ache for the complete 90 minutes.
Nonetheless, Spanish outlet Marca report the 29-year-old nonetheless has an irritation to his testicular space, although he’s anticipated to characteristic within the the conflict at St James’ Park.
Rodriguez has adjusted to the Premier League seamlessly this season, serving to Everton to the highest of the desk with three objectives and as many assists in his opening six matches.
It’s understood the playmaker is receiving therapy for his damage and a full return to coaching is wanting possible inside the subsequent few days.
Earlier this month, talkSPORT co-host and Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend backed the Toffees to have a powerful marketing campaign with Rodriguez of their ranks, however insisted they aren’t title contenders.