Spanish giants Barcelona have, on Saturday evening, been dealt an alarming blow on the personnel front.
Barca, for those not aware, are currently locked in action, in a La Liga clash with Celta Vigo.
Fresh off back-to-back 5-0 victories, Xavi Hernandez’s troops welcomed Celta to the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, eyeing a 6th successive triumph.
As things stand, though, the Blaugrana, instead, are headed towards a shock defeat.
This comes with the evening’s visitors in possession of a 1-0 lead, courtesy of Jorgen Strand Larsen’s finish inside the 20-minute mark.
And yet, as alluded to above, the current scoreline in Catalunya marks just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Barcelona’s concerns on Saturday.
The hosts, in addition, have been dealt a potentially damaging blow on the injury front.
With a little over half an hour on the clock, Frenkie de Jong pulled up in evident pain, with what appeared to be a muscular problem.
It soon, in turn, became clear that the Dutch international was in no condition to continue, with Xavi having been forced to throw Gavi into the fray as a result.
It now remains to be seen, ahead of a crucial stretch of the campaign, whether De Jong is facing up to an incoming spell on the sidelines.