Gerard Pique cried as he hobbled off the pitch throughout Barcelona’s 1-Zero defeat in opposition to Atletico Madrid.© AFP
Barcelona’s Gerard Pique has sustained a severe knee harm, the membership confirmed on Sunday, with the defender anticipated to be out for at the very least two months. Pique cried as he hobbled off the pitch throughout Barca’s 1-Zero defeat in opposition to Atletico Madrid in La Liga on Saturday following a collision with Angel Correa. “Exams have proven that he has a grade three sprain within the inner lateral ligament and partial harm to the anterior cruciate ligament in his proper knee,” stated Barcelona in an announcement.
The membership additionally confirmed that Sergi Roberto, who can play right-back or central midfield, can be out for 2 months after tearing a muscle in his thigh.
There was no official estimate for Pique’s return however experiences within the Spanish press have urged he could possibly be out for something between two and 6 months.
Pique’s absence leaves Barca with Clement Lenglet as their one match central defender, given Samuel Umtiti and Ronald Araujo are additionally out injured.
Frenkie de Jong has sometimes dropped into defence in latest weeks however the state of affairs is much from supreme for Ronald Koeman, whose aspect slipped to their third league lack of the season in opposition to Atletico.
Barca sit 10th in La Liga however have fared higher within the Champions League, sitting prime of Group G with 9 factors out of 9 forward of Tuesday’s recreation away at Dynamo Kiev.
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