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Barcelona-bound Vitor Roque could be out for three months due to ankle injury – report

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Journalist Javi Miguel has revealed that Vitor Roque was contacted by Barcelona after suffering what looked like a major injury during Athletico Paranaense’s recent home game against Internacional.

The reporter mentions that the early sensations are of a severe ankle injury and while Barcelona continue to wait for the tests, it is being claimed that a period of three months would be needed to get the youngster back on the field.

Meanwhile, those representing the player have informed Barça that there is nothing major to worry about but no one would know for sure the magnitude of the problem as far as the results are not available.

Any news regarding the same is expected to be available during the day.

What actually happened?

Roque, who is destined for Barcelona, found himself leaving the field a mere seven minutes into the match, following a forceful challenge from Internacional’s defender, Nicolas Hernandez. 

The collision not only impacted his right ankle but also forced a dangerous twist in his knee, requiring him to be stretchered off the field with evident signs of agony.

Vitor Roque could be out for three months (Photo by Heuler Andrey/Getty Images)

Now, preliminary reports indicate that the player has sustained a significant ankle injury on his left foot, which could potentially sideline him for up to three months.

Update expected today

At Athletico, there is an effort to ease concerns regarding Vitor Roque’s health. Coach Wesley Carvalho has provided reassurance, stating (h/t SPORT): “Our medical team will assess the duration of his absence, but it’s still too early to determine.”

Today, Roque is set to undergo a thorough examination by Athletico Paranaense’s medical staff. It is at this point that we will gain clarity on the striker’s expected time on the sidelines. 

Meanwhile, at Barcelona, there is anticipation regarding the severity of Roque’s injury and whether it could impact his prospective arrival during the upcoming winter transfer window.

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