Barcelona´s damage issues deepen with Pedri and Alba dominated out

Barcelona’s damage issues have deepened as midfielder Pedri and left-back Jordi Alba have been dominated out with muscular accidents sustained within the 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich.

Alba was taken off within the 74th minute of Tuesday’s Champions League contest with a hamstring challenge, whereas Pedri performed a full half on his return to motion following a three-week relaxation.

Barca introduced on their official web site on Wednesday that Pedri is struggling with a thigh drawback and has joined Alba within the therapy room forward of Monday’s LaLiga conflict with Granada.

No timeline has been given for each gamers’ return to motion.

“The primary workforce participant Pedri has a quadriceps muscle damage in his left thigh,” Barca revealed. “The participant is unavailable for choice and his restoration will dictate his return.

“Assessments carried out on Wednesday morning on the primary workforce participant Jordi Alba present that he has a hamstring damage in his proper thigh. 

“The participant is unavailable for choice and his restoration will dictate his return.”

Barca’s damage points are piling up forward of a busy spell of 5 video games in a fortnight, together with an enormous conflict with LaLiga champions Atletico Madrid early subsequent month.

Martin Braithwaite is anticipated to overlook the remainder of 2021 after present process knee surgical procedure, whereas fellow attackers Sergio Aguero, Ousmane Dembele and Ansu Fati are additionally out of motion.

Based on Spanish outlet Marca, Barca boss Ronald Koeman feels the membership’s medical division are partly responsible for the rising listing of absentees.

The lack of Alba will go away an enormous void to be crammed within the troublesome space of left-back, with academy product Alejandro Balde approaching for his senior debut within the heavy defeat to Bayern.

Pedri has additionally been a daily underneath Koeman over the previous 13 months, making 55 appearances in all competitions for the reason that begin of final season – solely Youssef En-Nesyri (57) and Manu Trigueros (59) have been used extra usually amongst LaLiga golf equipment.

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