Barcelona confirms Gerard Pique suffered a serious knee ligament injury in the defeat to Atletico Madrid, with the defender spending MONTHS on the sidelines … and Sergi Roberto will also miss up to eight weeks with a torn thigh muscle
- Barcelona has confirmed that defender Gerard Pique suffered a knee injury
- The Spain international was taken off after a painful collision with Angel Correa
- Pique was reduced to tears by the incident during a 1-0 defeat against Atletico Madrid
- The injury-stricken club also confirmed that Sergi Roberto will be out for two months
Barcelona has confirmed that Gerard Pique will be released for a number of months after a horrific knee injury in the club’s 1-0 defeat against Atletico Madrid.
The Catalan club confirmed on Sunday that Pique has a grade 3 sprain of his internal lateral ligament and a partial injury to his anterior cruciate ligament.
They didn’t say how long the defender is expected to be sidelined, but similar injuries usually take months to recover.
Barcelona confirmed that Gerard Pique sustained a knee injury and could be free for several months
The defender was forced to walk away in tears after a suspected knee injury at Atletico Madrid
Trailing Barca early in the second half, Atletico’s Angel Correa fell with his full weight on Pique’s outstretched leg, forcing it to bend in an awkward direction, while the Spaniard was visibly upset.
Pique had to be helped off the field and was immediately taken to the dressing room. After the first exams on Saturday, Barcelona confirmed that Pique had a sprained knee.
Barcelona also lost to Sergi Roberto due to an injury in Saturday’s game at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. The club said he has a right thigh rupture and will be sidelined for about two months.
The Spanish star had a bizarre collision with Angel Correa who awkwardly bent his knee
The club also confirmed that Sergi Roberto will also have to be eliminated for two months after an injury in the same match
The injuries add to the growing list of absentees for Barca, already without Ansu Fati and Samuel Umtiti, as well as Roberto.
The Catalan side was in desperate need of a positive result at the start of the match, but fell after Yannick Carrasco took advantage of a mistake by Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the only goal of the game just before half time.
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.