Bad news for Ronald Koeman who may lose Sergi Roberto for the next few weeks. The one from Reus, who was playing his first starting game after having been injured for more than two months, had to ask for the change when he noticed a puncture in the right thigh. Minutes later, Barcelona published a statement: “The first team player Sergi Roberto has discomfort in the quadriceps of the right thigh. Pending more tests to know the exact extent of the injury”.
This injury comes, without a doubt, at the worst moment of the season, since Barcelona has the Champions League tie just around the corner. In addition, there is concern within the medical services the possibility of a relapse.
Sergi Roberto, who was injured at the end of November, was 71 days off, receiving discharge last weekend to play a few minutes against Athletic. This Wednesday was his first game as a starter, playing as a right back this time, but unfortunately he could barely last 50 minutes on the field.
Right now, the only alternative that Koeman has on the right wing is Sergiño Dest, a player who has also shown his muscular fragility in recent weeks.