Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez has taken to Instagram and vowed to return to action stronger after a torn thigh muscle ruled him out for up to a month.
The 24-year-old sustained a thigh injury during Colombia's friendly against Peru in New Jersey on Tuesday, with initial estimates suggesting the knock was not serious.
However, scans on Thursday revealed the former Monaco man could miss three to four weeks of action, although the player is optimistic for a quick recovery.
James Rodriguez poses in a bathtub on his Instagram account as he promises to return stronger from injury
He said: "In my mind is only coming back more strong. Coming back stronger!"
In the image James is posing topless in a bath tub with two thumbs up while grinning at the camera.
The Colombian star could miss up to seven fixtures in all competitions for Real, including Champions League ties with Shakhtar Donetsk and Malmo, as well as a La Liga derby with Atletico Madrid at the start of October.
Full-back and summer signing Danilo also returned from the international break with an injury that will rule him out for a month.
The Colombian midfielder sustained the injury while on international duty in a friendly against Peru on Tuesday
Real Madrid star could miss up to seven club games including Champions League fixtures and Madrid derby