Injury setback for Roger
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Villarreal midfielder Roger will be sidelined for at least another two weeks.Villarreal have been dealt a blow with the news that midfielder Roger will be sidelined for at least another two weeks.
The former Barcelona and Espanyol star has already been out of action for around three weeks with a knee problem.
The 27-year-old has now further inflamed the injury to his left knee, and Villarreal doctor Juan Albors admits the complaint is proving more troublesome than initially thought.
"As it is not progressing favourably, we have decided to hold him back for a further two weeks and see how it develops with a new course of treatment we are going to try," Albors stated.
"Once we have done that, if it still hasn't improved we will try other more radical treatments, but we hope it will get better."
Roger will definitely miss the forthcoming league game with Real Sociedad, and looks likely to sit out the Yellow Submarines' Uefa Cup first leg against Swedish outfit Hammarby.