Rakitic set to miss double header

Barcelona will be without Ivan Rakitic for their forthcoming league clashes with Valencia and Celta Vigo after undergoing surgery on his hand.

The Croatian suffered a metacarpal fracture in a finger on his left hand during Tuesday night’s defeat at Roma, and is targeting a return for the Copa del Rey on 21 April.

“Starting the recovery to be fit as soon as possible,” Rakitic confirmed on his Twitter account, alongside a picture of him recovering in his hospital bed.

“Thanks for your messages! #ForçaBarça”

Marca believe he will miss the Blaugrana’s next two league games but should be back to face his former club Sevilla in the Copa decider.

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