OFFICIAL: Barcelona defenders Araujo and Kounde out for weeks due to injury
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OFFICIAL: Barcelona defenders Araujo and Kounde out for weeks due to injury

Araujo and Kounde were injured, which made Barcelona’s defense stretched.


La Liga​ FC Barcelona updated Araujo’s injury status on Saturday, as the 23-year-old Uruguayan defender played only 4 minutes in the international friendly against Iran yesterday due to muscle discomfort.

According to the latest examination results, it was confirmed that Araujo had a tear in the adductor muscle region of his right leg, and the recovery time remains to be further observed and documented. The Spanish media initially believed that the Uruguayan was expected to be injured for 2 to 3 weeks, but various signs showed that Araujo’s injury was more serious than expected.

Relevo said that Araujo was required to undergo surgery due to the injury that exceeded expectations, and may even miss the Qatar World Cup. Javier Miguel, a reporter from the “Diario AS” closely related to Barcelona, then added that in order not to miss the World Cup at the end of the year, Araujo chose to take conservative treatment. That is anti-inflammatory and analgesia through drugs and physical therapy, which is expected to make him missed six or seven weeks. According to Barcelona team reporter, Fernando Polo confirmed that Araujo will not be able to play in the Champions League group stage against Inter Milan on October 4 and 12, and the league derby against Real Madrid on the 16th.

Since the start of the season, Araujo has started 7 games in all competitions for the Blaugrana, totaling 601 minutes. His injury is undoubtedly a heavy blow to Harvey. Because the Uruguayan is currently one of the main defensive pillars of Barcelona, but also the absolute leader of the defense.


Following Araujo, Kounde ‘s injury report has also been released on the 22nd, when the UEFA Nations League played against Austria, he was replaced by Saliba in the 23rd minute due to muscle discomfort in his left leg.

Test results showed that the French central defender’s left thigh biceps femoris injury, or will be out for 4 to 5 weeks.

Since the beginning of this season, Kounde has played 5 times for Barcelona and sent 3 assists.


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