Barcelona player suffers injury relapse and set for further absence

There has been a fresh setback in Barcelona news as Sergi Roberto has suffered an injury relapse, according to a report in Marca.

The player suffered the injury in Wednesday night’s Copa del Rey win at Granada and it is now claimed that the injury is a relapse from the one that caused him to miss two months of action.

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The versatile player had only just returned to first-team action following the layoff but now looks set for another spell on the sidelines.

Barcelona's Sergi Roberto

The player missed two months of action through injury – returning in Sunday’s win over Athletic Bilbao – after suffering a tear in the rectum of his right leg during the defeat at Atletico Madrid in the Wanda Metropolitano back in November, when he also suffered from Covid-19.

Primarily a central midfielder, Sergi Roberto Barcelona has been utilised as a right-back most prominently for the club in recent campaigns and looks to regain the position, which has been occupied by Sergino Dest and Oscar Mingueza in recent months.

Sergi Roberto has spent the entirety of his professional career at the Camp Nou and has played a prominent squad role in six La Liga titles, two Champions League titles and five Copa del Rey successes.

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