Relief for Piqué

The tests confirmed a small injury in the soleus of the left leg that will leave him in principle two weeks off the pitch.


Good news for Gerard Piqué. And is that the tests this morning ruled out a significant injury to the soleus of the left leg, diagnosing a small elongation, which, as AS has learned, will only leave him two weeks off the pitch, so he will be lost Only next Sunday's game against Getafe at the Camp Nou.

Thus, Piqué will be able to take advantage of the national team stoppage to recover perfectly from this injury and be fully available in the face of the tight schedule that Barcelona faces on the horizon, with the Champions League premiere just around the corner, and with Sevilla's match at Sánchez Pizjuán as the first major obstacle.

It should be noted, in any case, that this injury to Piqué has nothing to do with the discomfort he was dragging during this week, since, according to this newspaper, they were in the calf of the right leg, while the injury now It is in the soleus of the other leg, the product of a bad fall during the dispute of a divided aerial ball.With the confirmation of Piqué's injury, Ronald Koeman will have to release a pair of center-backs this season, since he will not be able to count on Eric Garcia for the game against Getafe, after the direct red card he saw in San Mamés.

Everything indicates that the pair of centrals that the Dutch coach will line up for this Sunday will be the Uruguayan Ronald Araújo and the French Clement Lenglet, who will debut in LaLiga this season. Likewise, international Óscar Mingueza could reappear, who is very close to being discharged after injuring his hamstrings a month ago during his participation in the Games. Who does not have any option is the Frenchman Samuel Umtiti, who continues with his ostracism, as a measure of pressure to leave the club.

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