James Rodriguez is expected to be omitted from the Real Madrid squad to face Real Betis on Saturday, having already missed the midweek win over Leganés to attend the birth of his second child in Colombia.
Rodriguez has been in and out of the team so far this season and the nine appearances that he has made have principally been from the bench.
He will not have the opportunity to add to these minutes on Saturday evening, with Marca reporting that the Colombian, who missed training on Thursday, will not be included in the squad that face the side from Seville.
James' son Samuel was born on Tuesday, with the player announcing the news on Instagram in an emotional message to his followers.
The 28-year-old will not be the only notable name missing from the Los Blancos team sheet.
Rodriguez's continued absence is unlikely to assist him in trying to nail down a starting berth in Zinedine Zidane's team.