Barca News: Injury Updates

It’s not been an easy start to the season, but two games in, and Barca is still pushing and unbeaten. At the moment, the club still has a lot of players who are injured both on the long and short term. But, after many absences, the Catalans can be happy that at least three of the first team players are billed to return prior to the match against Getafe on 29th August, 2021.

  • Ter Stegen to Return Earlier than Anticipated

According to recent reports, the German shot stopper has recovered well ahead of schedule and may be included in the upcoming match against Getafe. According to the medical team, he was supposed to start action properly after the International break.

  • Gerard Pique out for 3 Weeks – Report

Pique went into the game against Athletic Bilbao with a niggling injury. Why the coach decided to allow him start the match is beyond fans, especially as he went ahead to aggravate the calf injury and has now been officially ruled out for 3 weeks. It’s a good thing the International break is around the corner.

  • Oscar Mingueza set to return soon

Oscar Mingueza has been out since the injury sustained against Ivory Coast at the Olympics. But, the former Barca B player is set to feature in the Getafe game if he gets the medical all clear.

  • Coutinho likely to Return in Time for Match against Getafe

Pedri has been finally given his well earned vacation after playing a total of 75 matches in the past one year. But, his departure opens up a position in the midfield which for some reason, the coach doesn’t seem to trust Riqui Puig and Sergi Roberto to fill.

The good news is that if Coutinho doesn’t get sold before 29th August, he could feature in the said position as Koeman has made it abundantly clear that Coutinho is a big part of his plan. Well, all Coutinho has to do is stay fit and get the medical green light to start.

Others –

  • Sergio Aguero

Type of injury: Calf
Possible return date: TBA

  • Ousmane Dembele

Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: TBA

  • Ansu Fati

Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: TBA

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