James Rodriguez steps up recovery from foot injury

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James Rodriguez has returned to training with Real Madrid after recovering from a broken foot.

The Colombian has been out of action since the start of February, when he broke his metatarsal against Sevilla.

“James provided the main news of the session,” a statement on the club’s website said.

“The Colombian joined up with the group for a training session in which Carlo Ancelotti was accompanied by the reserve players Aleix Febas, Benjamin Kuscevic and Lazio.”

The news is a big boost to Madrid, who have won just one of their last five games in all competitions and lost 2-1 to Barcelona as they fell four points behind in the La Liga title race.

Rodriguez could make his return in Real’s next league game against Granada on April 5 or three days later against Rayo Vallecano.