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Gerard Pique ‘faced six months out’ with a knee injury in Barcelona’s defeat against Atletico Madrid

Gerard Pique ‘faced six months out’ with knee injury that forced him to quit TEARS in Barcelona’s defeat to Atletico Madrid as Ronald Koeman’s defensive injury crisis worsens

  • Gerard Pique had to burst into tears after a horrific injury for Barcelona
  • He went down in agony holding his knee after a bizarre collision with Angel Correa
  • The Spain international limped in their 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid
  • Reports of the Barca dressing suggest they fear it may be a serious injury

Barcelona’s woes when he was defeated by Atletico Madrid got worse after Gerard Pique was forced to relinquish with a knee injury as the club’s injury crisis worsened.

The 33-year-old was driven from the field in tears in the Wanda Metropolitano with a potentially serious knee injury following a bizarre collision with Angel Correa.

Sport suggest that Pique will face a six-month layoff, adding to the growing list of absentees for Barca, already without Ansu Fati and Samuel Umtiti, while Sergi Roberto also got away in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat.

Gerard Pique was forced to walk away in tears after a suspected knee injury at Atletico Madrid

Gerard Pique was forced to walk away in tears after a suspected knee injury at Atletico Madrid

The Spanish star had a bizarre collision with Angel Correa who awkwardly bent his knee

The Spanish star had a bizarre collision with Angel Correa who awkwardly bent his knee

The Spanish star had a bizarre collision with Angel Correa who awkwardly bent his knee

The Catalan side desperately needed a positive result in the game, but fell behind after Yannick Carrasco took advantage of a mistake by Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the only goal of the game just before half-time.

Things went from bad to worse after the break for Barça when Correa fell with his full weight on Pique’s outstretched leg and forced him to bend in an uncomfortable direction, leaving the Spaniard visibly upset.

The locker room is believed to have already recognized it as a serious injury and could force the Spain international for six months.

The 33-year-old was visibly upset during the game and was on the field for a while

The 33-year-old was visibly upset during the game and was on the field for a while

The 33-year-old was visibly upset during the game and was on the field for a while

It was another miserable day for Barça who lost 1-0 to the Wanda Metropolitano thanks to a strike in the first half of Yannick Carrasco's injury time (above)

It was another miserable day for Barça who lost 1-0 to the Wanda Metropolitano thanks to a strike in the first half of Yannick Carrasco's injury time (above)

It was another miserable day for Barça who lost 1-0 to the Wanda Metropolitano thanks to a strike in the first half of Yannick Carrasco’s injury time (above)

The unconventional way his leg was forced has led many to speculate that it could be an anterior cruciate ligament injury, which could result in the Spaniard being sidelined for a long period of the season.

After another disastrous day in a difficult season for Ronald Koeman’s side, their third loss saw them finish 10th in LaLiga, nine points behind Atletico in second place.

Barca confirmed Pique’s knee injury after the game, but did not state the severity, while also noting Roberto’s injury.

Koeman expressed his concerns after the game, saying: “Pique and Sergi Roberto’s injuries are a concern for me. We look forward to seeing the results after tomorrow to know how long they will be available. ‘

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