Barcelona’s Thomas Vermaelen ‘out for six weeks’

Barcelona have confirmed defender Thomas Vermaelen will be unavailable for six weeks after sustaining an injury on international duty.

Vermaelen lasted just 73 minutes of Belgium’s 2-1 Nations League win against Switzerland on Friday before limping off with a hamstring injury.

Barca are already said to be without Samuel Umtiti for several months with a knee problem, leaving only Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet at their disposal.

The 32-year-old has been plagued with injury problems over recent years, appearing in only 50 league outings across the past six seasons.

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