Javi Marquez is hoping for a swift return to action following the broken ankle he suffered against Valencia on September 23.
The 26-year-old midfielder made just five appearances for Joaquin Caparros’ men after his €1.2m move from Espanyol this summer, but is banking on a quick recovery to help Los Bermellones sustain their decent start to the season.
“My only thought at the moment is to get back on the pitch. I feel good, am working hard and I’m strong, so I hope to be available for the boss as soon as possible,” he told a Press conference.
The Islanders have been hit by a number of injuries this term, the latest of which is the anterior cruciate ligament problem in his right knee picked up by Joao Victor against Granada, but Caparros has acted swiftly to bring in an emergency replacement with Andreu Fontas’ signing from Barcelona this week.
“He’s very versatile and that’s good for the team,” said Marquez. “He’s coming from a great club and it’s a good move and we all hope he is a success here.”
Despite two successive defeats, Marquez feels his teammates are looking good so far.
“The team’s dynamic is good and that’s how we must carry on. It was a strange match against Granada and it was difficult like a lot of games will be this season, but we need to keep the same attitude, which so far has been good,” he explained.