Matthew Hoppe will have to wait until the new year to get back on the field for Spanish La Liga side RCD Mallorca as it has been reported that the forward has suffered an apparent “muscle injury”.

The report, which was published by Spanish outlet La Marca, does not give specifics on the injury, but it does go into detail about the struggles of the 20-year-old as he continues to adjust to life in Spain since completing a 3.5-million euro move from 2. Bundesliga team Schalke.

According to his coach, Luis Garcia Plaza, Hoppe’s biggest struggle has been learning Spanish. While he speaks with the player in English and he attends language classes, there is still a barrier with him communicating with teammates.

The California native has not seen much time on the field so far this season as he has only played in two games and registered an assist.

There are rumblings that Hoppe could be sent out on loan in January as Mallorca is reportedly looking to bring in a center-back.

By Yanks Abroad

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