The official medical report Barcelona Football Club confirms that Piqué suffers a serious knee injury. After carrying out tests, the Barça club’s medical services have diagnosed that the central defender suffers «a grade 3 sprain in the internal lateral ligament and a partial injury to the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee. It is low and the evolution will mark availability ». Although the club does not confirm it, Piqué could be out of action for three to five months. For his part, Sergi Roberto will be out for two months due to a tear in the rectus femoris of the right thigh.
«The tests carried out this Sunday on the first team player Gerard Piqué have shown that he has a grade 3 sprain to the medial lateral ligament and partial anterior cruciate ligament injury of the right knee. It is low and the evolution will mark availability ». The Barcelona medical report confirmed the seriousness of Piqué’s injury, which could be out for several months and leave the defense of the Barça team very diminished.
At the end of the game against Atlético at the Wanda, Barcelona already offered a first medical report on Gerard Piqué in which he spoke of a sprained knee in the absence of the tests that would determine the exact extent of the injury. SIf he had only been left with a sprain, the Barca center-back’s time off would have been much less.
Piqué will miss half a season
However, in the explorations that Piqué underwent this Sunday morning, it was found that the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee was affected and that the injury was more serious than what was determined in the hottest. The affectation of the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee could have KO to the Barcelona central defender from three to five months.
Piqué’s injury is a very hard blow for Koeman, who was already very tight in the center position. Barcelona tried unsuccessfully to sign Eric García in the summer market, but was unable to reach an agreement with Manchester City, despite the Spanish international being released in June. The sports management of the Barça club will now have to see if reinforces this position given the severity of Piqué’s injury. The option of obtaining the transfer of a plant may be the most viable, given the very serious economic situation of the Catalans.
To this day, Koeman cannot dispose of even Ronald Araújo, who has not yet recovered from his injury. The same happens with Umtiti, whose knee continues to give him war and he is more outside than inside Barcelona, which leaves Lenglet as the only center-back available for the Barça coach. Koeman will have no choice but to pull De Jong, as he has done in recent games (Busquets is also injured), or play it with players from the reserve team.
Sergi Roberto, also two months KO
But the bad news for Koeman doesn’t end there. Sergi Roberto suffers a muscle injury in the rectus femoris of the right thigh. The approximate time of absence will be two months, another long-term absence for the Barça team, which has the infirmary plagued with Ansu Fati, Busquets, Umitit, Araújo, Piqué and Sergi Roberto.