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Injury report: Bayern Munich’s Marc Roca out for several weeks with ankle ailment

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Marc Roca has no luck.

FC Bayern Muenchen Performance Diagnostics Photo by M. Donato/Getty Images for FC Bayern

Bayern Munich midfielder Marc Roca has some pretty awful luck. At a time where he could be showcasing his ability to new manager Julian Nagelsmann, the Spaniard is now stuck on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

In a release issued by FCBayern.com, the club indicated that Roca will miss several weeks due to a lateral collateral ligament tear in his left ankle:

FC Bayern will be without Marc Roca for several weeks. The 24-year-old Spanish midfielder suffered a lateral collateral ligament tear in his left ankle in training. The injury will not require surgery.

This is incredibly hard luck for Roca, who played sparingly during his initial campaign in Bavaria. Roca’s hopes to make a good, lasting impression with Nagelsmann before incumbent starters Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka arrive at camp are probably now dashed.

Roca is expected to be one of the primary midfield back-ups in the central midfield, along with Corentin Tolisso — should the Frenchman not transfer away this summer.