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Barcelona loses Sergio Roberto through injury, at least five weeks

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BARCELONA – Sergi Roberto could not have had a worse return to activity after spending more than two months injured. He reappeared on January 31 against Athletic, playing the last 25 minutes and returned, as a starter, in Granada … Withdrawing with discomfort shortly before game time and confirming a relapse that will keep him out for at least five weeks. Although Barcelona, ​​in its medical statement, did not give details of the injury, ESPN Deportes was able to confirm that the Catalan footballer suffered a tear in the anterior rectus of the right thigh.

In this way, Sergi Roberto will miss a minimum of nine games, including the double Champions League match against PSG, understanding that it is very risky to think that he would be in a position to play the second leg at the Parc des Princes on March 10. The youth squad was the main protagonist of the last confrontation between the two clubs, scoring the final goal that on March 8, 2017 meant the unforgettable 6-1 comeback at the Camp Nou.

The injury is suffered by the player in the same area that was injured in November, against Atlético de Madrid and will force a very careful recovery if they do not want to take risks before the final stretch of the season, a particularly unfortunate season for Sergi Roberto, who since his promotion to the Barça first team in 2011 had never had so many physical mishaps.

At the moment he has accumulated 18 games of absence, which will be no less than 27, when since his arrival, under the direction of Pep Guardiola, he added a total of 47 games due to injuries during the previous nine seasons with Barcelona.

Sergi Roberto, in this way, is added again to the casualties due to injury of Gerard Pique, Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati. If, in the case of the Catalan central defender, his recovery is much better than initially planned and he could even arrive in time to play on February 16 at the Camp Nou against PSG, both against Coutinho, who underwent surgery at the beginning of the year of External meniscus of his right knee, like Fati, they are not expected to return, at least, until April.

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