Roger ruled out for Villarreal

Villarreal CF midfield player Roger García is set to miss the UEFA Cup first-round tie against Hammarby.

Sidelined
The former FC Barcelona man has spent the past few weeks trying to shake off the injury. According to Villarreal medical chief Juan Albors, the 27-year-old is suffering from inflammation inside his left knee and faces at least another fortnight on the sidelines. Villarreal, semi-finalists in last season's competition, welcome Hammarby to the Madrigal on 16 September before the return in Sweden two weeks later.