The name in question is Gerard Pique. The Spain midfielder was arranged by coach Ronald Koeman to start with Eric Garcia, however, the injury prevented this star from playing for only 30 minutes before making way for Ronald Araujo.
Pique’s appearance made the Barcelona defense more unstable when they lost a commanding leader. As a result, the Catalan team conceded first and had to struggle to leave San Mames with 1 point thanks to a precious goal from Memphis Depay.
Witnessing the pained expression from Pique when this player was off the field, many Barcelona fans felt worried about the injury situation of the Spaniard. Previously, the 34-year-old midfielder had a problem in his right calf.
Pique was injured in Barcelona’s draw against Bilbao
In fact, the doctors asked Pique to rest, but his determination to play made him “ignore” the warning from the medical staff to attend the match against Bilbao.
The results are all clear now. Pique had a problem after just half an hour of playing. Currently, it is not possible to determine the specific situation of the injury that the Spaniard has encountered, however, it is not excluded that this player will be absent from the match in the third round of La Liga when Barcelona encounter Getafe in next August 29.
This makes Barcelona fans feel very anxious
After that competition, the top football league in Spain will take a break to make room for the national teams. It will be an opportunity for Pique to recover physically as well as recover from injury to be ready to return in the 4th round when his club has a difficult trip to Sevilla.
Currently, Barcelona, in addition to Araujo and Garcia, only have Lenglet as a true central defender. However, the stability of the French player is what makes all doubt. Meanwhile, Umiti, although not gone, has long been no longer in the plan that Koeman built at the club.
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