Barcelona injuries have been increasing in recent weeks. With several key players sidelined due to various ailments. In this article, we will provide an update on the injuries list of Barcelona and the situation for each of these players. Outlining the nature of their injuries and the expected length of their absence.
Ousmane Dembele ( Injuries relapse Barcelona)
The French forward has been a key player for Barcelona since the arrival of Xavi as manager, providing creativity and goals from the wing. However, Dembele has been out of action since January. After picking up a hamstring injury during a La Liga match against Girona. Initially, it was hoped that he would return for the game against Real Madrid in February. But he has suffered a relapse in his recovery and his return has been delayed. According to journalist Toni Juanmarti, Dembele is still struggling with his hamstring problem and will miss the upcoming game against Elche on April 1. He will also miss the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final against Real Madrid on 5th April. The Frenchman is expected to return to action on April 10 against Girona.
Pedri ( Injuries relapse Barcelona)
The 20-year-old midfielder has been an important player for Barcelona this season, contributing seven goals in 30 appearances in all competitions. However, he has been out since the first leg of the Europa League clash against Manchester United last month. After picking up a hamstring injury. It is unclear when Pedri will return to action, but his absence will be a blow for Xavi’s side.
The Danish defender has quickly established himself as a regular in Xavi’s starting XI since his arrival last summer from Chelsea. However, he sustained a left calf injury while playing for Denmark in a Euro 2024 qualifier against Finland. While Barcelona has not given a timeframe for his return, they are reportedly expecting him to be out for up to a month. This means he could miss up to six games. Including the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final against Real Madrid on April 5.
The Uruguayan defender has been out with an adductor injury. He withdrew from the Uruguay squad for international friendlies against Japan and South Korea. Diario AS has reported that Araujo is “evolving positively” from his injury. He is expected to be ready to take on La Liga’s bottom side after the international break.
Frenkie de Jong
The Dutch midfielder has been rested as a precautionary measure and has withdrawn from the international team for the upcoming break. While there are no details about any injury, this move is likely to prevent any risk of further aggravation and ensure that he is available for the remaining matches of the season.
In conclusion, the FC Barcelona injuries list is a cause for concern for Xavi. As several key players are sidelined. The absence of Dembele and Pedri, in particular, will be felt. While Christensen who was the latest to join Barcelona injuries list could also have an impact. However, the positive news regarding Araujo’s recovery and the precautionary measures taken with de Jong should provide some relief to Barcelona fans. Xavi will be hoping that his team can cope without their injured players. And they continue their strong run of form. Which has seen them build a 12-point lead at the top of La Liga.