Joy for the victory and headache for Xavi Hernández for the injured. After qualifying for the Copa del Rey after beating Linares, FC Barcelona reported this Thursday, January 6 that the players Ronald araujo Y Frenkie De Jong they will be low, since they ended up with physical discomfort.
According to what the medical part of the Catalan team reports, the Uruguayan defender suffers from a fracture in the second and third metacarpal of his right hand. Given this, he must undergo an operation. The Spanish press indicates that the defender could be three months off the pitch.
“The first team player Ronald Araujo has a fracture in the second and third metacarpal of his right hand. The player will undergo surgery tomorrow Friday by Dr. Xavier Mir under the supervision of the club’s medical services. A new statement will be provided once this intervention is finished ”, he mentions from the FC Barcelona medical area.
Meanwhile, the Dutchman Frenkie De Jong had problems in his left leg and has no date of return to the courts.
“The first team player Frenkie De Jong has an elongation in the soleus of his left leg. It is low and the evolution will mark its availability “, expressed from FC Barcelona.
Xavi Hernández will have more problems to put together his scheme and his starting team. With the injuries of Frenkie De Jong and Ronal Araujo, FC Barcelona registers a total of 15 casualties.
At the moment, both players would be ruled out for the match that the Catalans will hold this Saturday, January 8, against Granada.