Blow for Barcelona as Gerard Pique knee harm confirmed | Soccer Information

MADRID: Barcelona’s Gerard Pique has sustained a severe knee harm, the membership confirmed on Sunday, with the defender anticipated to be out for at the very least two months.
Pique cried as he hobbled off the pitch throughout Barca‘s 1-Zero defeat by Atletico Madrid in La Liga on Saturday following a colission with Angel Correa.
“Assessments have proven that he has a grade three sprain within the inner lateral ligament and partial harm to the anterior cruciate ligament in his proper knee,” stated Barcelona in an announcement.
The membership additionally confirmed that Sergi Roberto, who can play proper again or central midfield, might be out for 2 months after tearing a muscle in his thigh.
There was no official estimate for Pique’s return however stories within the Spanish press have advised he may very well be out for something between two and 6 months.
Pique’s absence leaves Barca with Clement Lenglet as their one match central defender, given Samuel Umtiti and Ronald Araujo are additionally out injured.
Frenkie de Jong has sometimes dropped into defence in latest weeks however the scenario is much from splendid for Ronald Koeman, whose facet slipped to their third league lack of the season in opposition to Atletico.
Barca sit 10th in La Liga however have fared higher within the Champions League, sitting high of Group G with 9 factors out of 9 forward of Tuesday’s recreation away at Dynamo Kiev.

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