17 Jul 2013

Rojas may miss start of Bundesliga season

5:55 am on 17 July 2013

Some bad luck for New Zealand footballer Marco Rojas, who faces a race to be fit for the start of the new German Bundesliga season next month after breaking a bone in his foot playing for his new side VfB Stuttgart.

The 21-year-old Rojas suffered the injury after scoring on his Stuttgart debut last week and is expected to be out for four to six weeks.

Rojas, who was voted the A-League's player of the year and young player of the year last season, left Melbourne Victory on a free transfer in April.

Last season's German Cup finalists Stuttgart open their Bundesliga season at Mainz on August the 11th.