Ronald Araujo’s injury problem may be worse than expected.
Araujo had to be withdrawn early in Barcelona’s Copa del Rey win over Linares Deportivo on Wednesday.
Anxiety arose when the defender came out, and anxiety increased when he appeared again with his arm wrapped.
According to Diario AS via Sport, there is more bad news now, as an X-ray has revealed that Araujo has fractured the metacarpal bone in his right hand.
It’s a bone that runs through your hand, and the number of matches Araujo misses depends on the severity of the injury.
There is a possibility that the Barcelona defender will play with the injury, but if it is a serious break, he will have to take a spell on the sidelines.
He may even miss months of work, the report said, but more tests will determine the speed of his recovery.
Barcelona’s schedule does not provide luxury for new injuries, especially from the basic body, as the team will meet with Granada on January 8th, two days from now in the Spanish League, La Liga.
After that, Barcelona will meet Real Madrid in Saudi Arabia in the Super Cup semi-final, which is scheduled to take place on January 12.
Araujo, in particular, means his injury means a great deal of damage to the defense, as there is no real alternative to him, especially in light of the decline in the level of Clement Longlet and the long absence of Samuel Umtiti from playing, leaving Pique and with him only Mingueza in the center of the defense.
Despite the injuries, Barcelona managed to turn from behind to win two goals away from Linares and qualify for the final price of the King’s Cup, which holds its title last year.