Spanish giants Barcelona have, on Friday afternoon, supplied an replace on the health of key defender Gerard Pique.
Veteran stopper Pique after all set alarm bells ringing throughout the Blaugrana panorama on Thursday evening, after limping out of proceedings early within the membership’s Europa League quarter-final first-leg assembly with Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt.
On the time, the Catalans launched a press release, confirming that the 35-year-old had picked up an adductor subject in his left leg.
And now, as alluded to above, an extra perception into Pique’s wellbeing has been supplied.
In a follow-up announcement throughout the membership’s social media platforms, Barcelona have confirmed that Pique, on the again of recent medical checks carried out this afternoon, is certainly going through a spell on the sidelines with a ‘left adductor tendinopathy’:
LATEST NEWS | Assessments carried out this afternoon have confirmed that first staff participant Gerard Piqué has a left adductor tendinopathy. He’s out and his restoration will decide his availability. pic.twitter.com/4xEWnPSz9s
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) April 8, 2022
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Fortunately for Xavi Hernandez and co, their long-time defensive chief’s untimely departure from the motion didn’t, ultimately, show overly expensive within the membership’s assembly with the aforementioned Eintracht on Thursday.
This got here as Barcelona prolonged their unbeaten stretch to a hefty 14 outings throughout all competitions, albeit en path to a 1-1 stalemate.
After a surprising opener on the a part of Eintracht’s Ansgar Knauff, Ferran Torres assured that the tie stays on a knife-edge forward of subsequent week’s return leg on the Camp Nou, slotting house in type on the again of a beautiful trade with substitute Frenkie de Jong:
What a elegant Barcelona aim 😍
— Soccer on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 7, 2022
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