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Soccer.- Piqué suffers a serious cruciate ligament injury and Sergi Roberto will be out for two months

MADRID, 22 (EUROPA PRESS)

FC Barcelona confirmed this Sunday the seriousness of the injury to central defender Gerard Piqué, who suffers a grade 3 sprain in the internal lateral ligament and a partial injury to the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee that could sustain him for between three and five months out, while Sergi Roberto will be away from the pitch for two months due to a tear in the rectus femoris of the right thigh.

Both were injured this Saturday in the defeat of Ronald Koeman’s men against Atlético de Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano (1-0), and their absences will increase the problems that the Barça defense already had. The central defender had to retire in the 60th minute after an unfortunate action with Ángel Correa, while Reus was injured in a shot in the final stretch of the match.

“The tests carried out this Sunday on the first team player Gerard Piqué have shown that he has a grade 3 sprain in the internal lateral ligament and a partial injury to the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee”, confirmed this Sunday the club culé.

Although the Catalan entity has not wanted to offer an estimated period of withdrawal and has communicated that its evolution “will mark its availability”, the ‘3’ Barça player could be between three and five months away from the pitch.

Atlético’s was the tenth game he played this season – eight from LaLiga Santander and two from the Champions League. In the European competition, against Dinamo Kiev, Piqué scored his only goal so far this season, which made him the second highest-scoring defender in the Champions League, just one behind Roberto Carlos (16).

Shortly afterwards, Barça also confirmed Sergi Roberto’s injury. “The tests carried out this Sunday on Sergi Roberto have shown that he has a tear in the rectus femoris of the right thigh. The approximate time of absence will be two months. The one from Reus has also been injured in the game against Atlético de Madrid after a strong shot from long range, “he said.

The player, who has alternated as a winger and as a midfielder in the ten games played this season, has scored a goal in the domestic competition, in the 3-0 win against Celta de Vigo.