Good and bad news for Gerard Piqué. The good news is that the tests have ruled out that the posterior cruciate ligament is affected, which could have meant a very long time of sick leave, but the bad news is that he suffers a sprain in the internal lateral ligament of his right knee, which will force him to be out for about three weeks, as AS has learned.
LAST MINUTE !
The medical evaluation and the tests carried out this morning have shown that what the first team player Gerard Piqué has a sprain in the internal lateral ligament of his right knee. It is low and its evolution will mark its availability pic.twitter.com/IIpyKYYq48
– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) March 4, 2021
In fact, we are talking about a full-blown relapse, since the player suffered a grade three sprain in the internal lateral ligament in November, with damage to the cruciate, that forced him to consider going under the knife and that ended up leaving him off the pitch for almost three months.
On this occasion, as there was no involvement in the crusader, the injury was of a lesser extent. In addition, as AS has learned, the sprain is grade two, so in principle it could take about three weeks to return to the pitch.
That means that the Champions League second leg against PSG in Paris will be surely lost, as well as the LaLiga matches against Osasuna, Huesca and Real Sociedad, returning after the national team break ahead of the game against Valladolid on April 4.
So, to this day, Koeman only has three centrals available for the next matches: Clement Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti and Óscar Mingueza. Of course, the technicians are waiting to recover soon Ronald Araújo who suffered last Saturday against Sevilla from his left ankle discomfort.
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