Barcelona suffer major injury blow as key player ‘ruled out’ of second leg against Man Utd

Barcelona suffer major injury blow as key player 'ruled out' of second leg against Man Utd

Barcelona midfielder Pedri is expected to miss his side’s Europa League second leg match against Manchester United, according to reports.

The Spain international limped off injured in the first half of his side’s 2-2 draw with the Red Devils, trudging off with a despondent look on his face before being replaced by Sergi Roberto.

The 20-year-old has been a shining light for the Catalan club this season, scoring four goals in his last seven games.

However, the talented midfielder now looks set to miss the second leg at Old Trafford, with Barcelona confirming a hamstring injury.

Barcelona confirm Pedri hamstring injury

The Blaugrana stated on their official website: “Barcelona’s Pedri has injured rectus femoris muscle in his right thigh (hamstring). Tests will be required to determine the full extent of the damage.”

Whilst the Spanish giants haven’t ruled him out of the contest, hamstring injuries generally require a longer term recovery.

And with the second leg scheduled in just a weeks’ time, things aren’t looking up for the midfielder.

Meanwhile, Spanish radio station Rac 1 indicate that the player could be out for up to 20 days.

The news will come as a huge blow to Xavi who is already dealing with the absence of Sergio Busquets. However, Barca are hoping to have him back for the second leg.

Elsewhere, 18-year-old Gavi will also miss the contest after picking up a yellow card, further hindering Xavi’s midfield options.

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