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The worst news for FC Barcelona after the game against Atlético de Madrid. Beyond the defeat and being nine points behind the colchoneros, virtual leaders of LaLiga, the latest physical tests have confirmed that the losses of Sergi Roberto and Gerard Piqué go for a long time and they will be in the dry dock for several months.
Worse is the news for Piqué, whose loss is more sensitive for the team as he is the undisputed leader of the culé defense. The central suffered last Saturday a Grade three sprain of the medial lateral ligament of the right knee, which in principle would take about two months to recover, but one involvement of the anterior cruciate ligament, who has also suffered the injury, lengthens the total period until the four or five months.
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The tests carried out this Sunday on Gerard Piqué have shown that he has a grade 3 sprain in the internal lateral ligament and partial injury of the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee. It is low and the evolution will mark availability pic.twitter.com/P2L1y0Hy0C
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But nevertheless, the club preferred not to predict when it will be available the player or the time he will have to be out, leaving him pending evolution. If he did it in the medical part of Sergi Roberto, whose injury has not been as serious as that of the central, but more than he thought.
The canterano has suffered a tear in the rectus femoris of the right thigh and according to the part of FC Barcelona, will be off for about two months. However, a priori this is a much less sensitive loss for the culé defense, and the perfect opportunity for the promising Sergiño Dest to step forward to take over the right back.
Of course, both injuries do not contribute at all to Barça improving in one of its worst facets on the field: defense. His two casualties join those of Araujo, Umtiti and Busquets, leaving behind with only a healthy central defender, Lenglet.
The French winger seems to have run into bad luck once again, when in a fortuitous fall with Carrasco, he made him badly support the shoulder that the rest of the game complained about despite playing it in its entirety. In the absence of an official report, everything indicates that Dembélé suffered a sprain and at the Camp Nou their availability is also concerned.