SPAIN: Double injury hits Barcelona stars, Rafinha & Sergi Roberto to miss seven matches




Barcelona FC yesterday confirmed injuries sustained by the duo Rafinha and Sergi Roberto, the former rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, while the latter will be out for three to four weeks with a leg injury.

Barcelona’s Roberto, started Saturday’s clash with Atletico Madrid – a match which ended 1-1 – dropped to the ground moments before half time, clutching his leg, and was replaced for the second half.

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Sergi RobertoThe Blaugrana have since confirmed that the 26-year-old has ruptured his semimembranosus, one of the three muscles that make up the hamstring.

With the versatile Spain international facing up to a month on the sidelines, he could miss as many as seven matches, including Champions League fixtures against PSV and Tottenham.

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Coincidentally, Rafinha who replaced Roberto at the Wanda Metropolitano after the break also sustained Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries even after finishing the match. The Spanish champions will have matches without the Brazilian for a pretty longer period pending when injury will heal.


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