Araujo suffered an injury in Uruguay’s September friendly clash with Iran, with initial reports hinting at a minor problem for him.
La Blaugrana eventually opted to send the centre back for surgery on his thigh issue with his recovery time estimated at around 6-7 weeks.
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The move to include him in the squad, albeit only on a preliminary panel, is likely to irritate Xavi, as he will not be able to count on the 23-year-old until 2023.