FC Barcelona’s thrilling 3-2 comeback victory against Celta Vigo has come at a price. In yet another injury setback for the club faces. Frenkie de Jong due to an injury setback.
Frenkie De Jong Injury
During the first half of the match, the midfield stalwart was forced to leave the field with an ankle issue. Subsequent examinations have confirmed that De Jong has suffered a significant right ankle sprain.
An official statement from the club reads,
“Tests carried out have shown that Frenkie de Jong has a high right ankle sprain. He is out, and his recovery will determine his availability.”FC BARCELONA
While no specific timeline has been provided for his rehabilitation and return to action. Medical reports indicate that De Jong could be sidelined for over a month, potentially until November. This extended absence would result in the Netherlands international missing some very crucial fixtures. Some of those misses could come against important opponents such as Sevilla, FC Porto, Athletic Club, Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk.
Barcelona’s Injured Players
Furthermore, De Jong’s injury setback adds to Barcelona’s midfield woes, as another key player, Pedri, is also currently sidelined. The 20-year-old is not expected to return until after the upcoming international break. Leaving the Catalan side with a significant gap to fill in the midfield.
One of the most notable matches De Jong is likely to miss is the highly anticipated El Clasico clash. The match against Real Madrid is scheduled for October 28. FC Barcelona will undoubtedly face challenges in coping with the absence of these key midfield figures. And barca fans will anxiously await updates on their recoveries.
As the club navigates this injury setback, the focus will undoubtedly be on providing Frenkie De Jong with the best possible care to facilitate his swift and complete recovery. It would be interesting to see how Xavi manages his midfield after two stalwarts are out injured.