James Rodriguez is expected to undergo an MRI scan by the weekend to establish whether he can play a part in his side’s World Cup game against England next Tuesday.

The2014 Golden Boot winner is suffering from a calf problem that has restricted him to just one full 90-minute outing so far in Russia.

The Bayern Munich loanee bagged a couple of assists in that 3-0 win against Poland, highlighting his value to this Colombia side, and manager Jose Pekerman owns up that he is “extremely concerned” that his star man will be missing for the knockout clash.

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A scan has been arranged for the next 48 hours, with the South Americans expected to have a better indication of James’ fitness by the end of Sunday.

The 26-year-old missed training on Friday, a day after being replaced with half an hour played in the 1-0 victory over Senegal.