Barcelona pain deepens as Gerard Pique, Sergi Roberto set for long layoffs

Barcelona pain deepens as Gerard Pique, Sergi Roberto set for long layoffs
By: Reuters |

November 22, 2020 7:47:25 pm

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique is assisted from the pitch after getting an damage. (AP)

Barcelona had been going through an damage disaster as nicely as a outcomes disaster on Sunday after defenders Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto had been dominated out for vital durations following accidents sustained in Saturday’s 1-0 La Liga defeat by Atletico Madrid.

A Barca medical report mentioned veteran centre again Pique, who limped off the pitch within the second half in tears, had sprained the inner lateral ligament in his proper knee as nicely as sustaining a partial damage to the anterior essential ligament.

The assertion didn’t state how long Pique could be out for however stories within the Spanish media estimated he could be out for between three and 5 months.

Right again Sergi Roberto, in the meantime, ruptured a muscle in his thigh and could be out for two months, added Barca.

The lack of the 2 defenders add to earlier accidents to Samuel Umtiti and Ronald Araujo and depart coach Ronald Koeman with solely three defenders (Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba and Sergino Dest) obtainable for Tuesday’s Champions League journey to Dynamo Kiev.

Barca may even be with out ahead Ansu Fati for the following 4 months after he underwent knee surgical procedure earlier this month, whereas midfielder Sergio Busquets is out with a knee drawback however is due again by the tip of the month.

Yannick Carrasco’s objective for Atletico inflicted a 3rd defeat in eight league video games on Barca, who’re 10th within the standings, 9 factors adrift of second-placed Atleti and leaders Real Sociedad.

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