The bad luck has been primed with the players of the FC Barcelona. It was in the 60th minute of the match against Atlético de Madrid when Ángel Correa, after coming out staggered and unbalanced from a set with Jordi Alba, fell just above Gerard Piqué’s knee, which bent completely and caused an injury that could be from gravity. The first examination by the doctors indicates that the central defender and one of the Barça captains could be out for between six and eight weeks due to a knee sprain. Others, like ‘Sport’, speak of 4 to 6 months. This Sunday more tests will be carried out.
The Argentine forward fell with all the weight of his body on the right knee of the central culé. The joint was turned backwards, forcing the Catalan footballer to leave the pitch after receiving medical assistance from Barça on the pitch. He could not continue, he was limping and with tears in his eyes, already fearing the worst.
From FC Barcelona they believe that Gerard Piqué may suffer a knee sprain, although everything is awaiting the medical tests that Barça’s ‘3’ will undergo in the next few hours, and that will determine the nature and scope of the injury.
Sergiño Dest entered the field in his place, and Frenkie de Jong had to delay his position to the axis of the rear along with Clément Lenglet, something that the Dutchman has already had to do in several games throughout this season. It should be remembered that Samuel Umtiti and Ronald Araújo could not play this Saturday’s game as they were still recovering from their respective injuries.
What will Barça do with the defense?
Both are about to receive medical discharge, yes, so Barça will have three centers available -although between cottons- if we add Clément Lenglet. If it is confirmed that Gerard Piqué’s injury is serious, it is most likely that the culé team will be forced to sign not only Eric García during the next winter market, but also some other central defender.
That, or go up from the subsidiary to a defender such as Mingueza, who by the way was called up this Saturday and did not jump onto the pitch. Many problems for a FC Barcelona that has also lost Sergi Roberto through injury, although in his case the condition seems less serious.