Barcelona have suffered yet another injury blow as summer addition Hector Bellerin has suffered an issue during training on Tuesday.
The Blaugrana have already seen a whole flurry of injuries over the international break, with defender Ronald Araujo suffering the most serious one with a thigh problem that is set to rule him out until the New Year, and miss the World Cup in the process.
Additionally, Jules Kounde limped off while on duty with France, and is due to be out for around a month, while Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay were both injured for the Netherlands, thought to be sidelined for a week and a month respectively.
Now, Bellerin, who joined on a free transfer from Arsenal in the summer, is the latest onto the injury table, the Catalan giants have confirmed.
“Héctor Bellerín has reported difficulties with the soleus in his left leg during Tuesday morning’s training session. On Wednesday, the defender will undergo a series of tests to determine the full extent of the trouble”, an official statement read.
However, they add, “aside from that incident, the workout went ahead as normal on pitch 2 at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, where the first team regulars were joined by Nil Ruiz, Román Vega, Casadó, Carbonell, Txus Alba , Roberto and Luismi Cruz of Barça Atlètic”.
At present, the options at Xavi’s disposal at centre-back are limited to just summer addition Andreas Christensen, former Manchester City centre-back Eric Garcia or veteran Gerard Pique. Meanwhile, Sergi Roberto is the only recognised right-back in Xavi’s squad.
Bellerin’s injury caps a horrid week for Barcelona and their squad, and they will be hoping that they can put that behind them when they face Osasuna on October 1st.