Marquez fractures ankle

Real Mallorca midfielder Javi Marquez is facing two months out of action having fractured his ankle.

The summer signing for Espanyol sustained the injury 20 minutes into his new club's 2-0 victory over Valencia yesterday afternoon.

Mallorca announced news of the fracture on their official website earlier today, stressing that it had nothing to do with previous injuries the player has suffered to his ankle.

The 26-year-old has started every La Liga game for Joaquin Caparros' side this season.

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