Barcelona’s Hector Bellerin has suffered an injury which could see him miss El Clásico and two key Champions League matches.
Barcelona’s injury woes continue as Héctor Bellerín complained about pain in his left leg during Tuesday’s training session.
According to Mundo Deportivo, tests carried out this morning by the club’s medical staff confirmed that the 27-year-old injured the soleus muscle in his left leg.
Bellerin is expected to be out for three to four weeks, despite the Blaugrana club stating that his return will be determined by how his recovery progresses.
A statement on the club’s official page read:
“Hector Bellerin has reported difficulties with the soleus in his left leg during Tuesday morning’s training session.
“On Wednesday, the defender will undergo a series of tests to determine the full extent of the trouble.”
Having had Frenkie de Jong, Memphis Depay, Ronald Araújo, Jules Koundé and potentially Ousmane Dembélé all out injured on his worrying list of injuries for players back from international duty, Xavi will be looking to manage the coming games in good faith that his available players have what it takes.
With Eric Garcia, Gerard Pique, Andreas Christensen, Marcos Alonso, Jordi Alba, and Alejandro Balde all still available, the Spaniard will have to think hard about who would be the ideal player to replace the vacancy left at right-back in their next game against Mallorca.