Barcelona: Barcelona had been dealing with an damage disaster in addition to 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 in addition to sustaining a partial damage to the anterior essential ligament.
The assertion didn’t state how lengthy 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 2 months, added Barca.
The lack of the 2 defenders add to earlier accidents to Samuel Umtiti and Ronald Araujo and go away coach Ronald Koeman with solely three defenders (Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba and Sergino Dest) out there for Tuesday`s Champions League journey to Dynamo Kiev.
Barca will even be with out ahead Ansu Fati for the following 4 months after he underwent knee surgical procedure earlier this month, while midfielder Sergio Busquets is out with a knee downside however is due again by the top of the month.
Yannick Carrasco`s purpose for Atletico inflicted a 3rd defeat in eight league video games on Barca, who’re tenth within the standings, 9 factors adrift of second-placed Atleti and leaders Real Sociedad.