A catastrophic injury to Vitor Roque, a promising player slated for Barcelona, occurred during an Athletico Paranaense vs. Internacional match in the Brazilian Serie A. Seven minutes into the game, Roque's misfortune struck as he was the victim of a forceful tackle from Internacional defender Nicolas Hernandez.
Roque was left writhing in agony after the tackle, and he had to be carried off the pitch. According to early reports, the 18-year-old forward's injury is definitely serious and might keep him out for up to three months. He suffered injuries to his right ankle and knee as a result of the accident, which necessitated carrying him off the pitch while he was clearly in pain on a stretcher.
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FC Barcelona have expressed concern over this development because, assuming "Financial Fair Play" permits it, the player is intended to be acquired in January. The youngster had a contract worth €35 million (£30 million/$38.4 million) plus add-ons with the Spanish giants. It is unknown if he will sign with the Spanish team during the forthcoming January transfer window or if his ailment will compel him to wait until next summer.
Coach Wesley Carvalho stated after the game, “Our medical team will assess the duration of his absence, but it’s still too early to determine.” Athletico is making an effort to ease health-related worries about Vitor Roque. The medical staff of Athletico Paranaense will examine Roque in-depth on Friday. At this point, it will become clear how long the striker is anticipated to sit out.