Spanish giants Barcelona have, on Thursday, confirmed a fresh blow in the club’s personnel ranks.
The latest player set for a potential spell on the sidelines? Eric Garcia.
Stopper Garcia has of course enjoyed a productive first season back in Catalunya since returning from Manchester City last summer, notching starts in 23 of Barca’s 36 La Liga outings.
After featuring from the off en route to a 3-1 downing of Celta Vigo earlier this week, though, the 21-year-old suffered something of an unusual injury, in his right thumb.
In a post across the club’s social media platforms, the Blaugrana therefore confirmed on Thursday that Garcia is set to go under the knife to solve the problem, ahead of ‘a new medical announcement’ over the coming days.
📌 MEDICAL NEWS
Eric Garcia has injured his right thumb and requires surgery. Dr Xavier Mir will perform the operation tomorrow under supervision of the FC Barcelona Medical Services. A new medical announcement will be made once the operation is complete pic.twitter.com/ykL6Zdh3s7
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 12, 2022
Getafe up next
Garcia’s imminent surgery means that the defender is altogether likely to sit out this weekend, when Xavi Hernandez’s troops return to La Liga action.
After making it three wins on the spin at the expense of the aforementioned Celta on Tuesday, Barcelona will make the trip to the Estadio Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, for a meeting with Getafe.
Aubameyang takes advantage of the poor clearance for Barca’s second goal 😉 pic.twitter.com/Xih4umjYPz
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 10, 2022
The Blaugrana are set to head into proceedings in Iberia sitting pretty in 2nd in the Spanish top-flight table, having long secured a spot back in the Champions League for next season.
This article was edited by Josh Barker.