Barcelona suffer injury blow with Martin Braithwaite set to miss up to four months of action after having knee surgical procedure, leaving Ronald Koeman with simply two match senior forwards in Luuk de Jong and Memphis Depay
- Barcelona solely have two match forwards with Martin Braithwaite newest to be out
- The Dane might miss four months of action after having surgical procedure on his knee
- Ousmane Dembele, Ansu Fati and Sergio Aguero are additionally all out with accidents
- Memphis Depay and Luuk de Jong are presently Ronald Koeman’s solely choices
Barcelona ahead Martin Braithwaite is set for a prolonged spell on the sidelines after the membership introduced on Monday he’s to bear knee surgical procedure.
The Denmark striker has began all three of Barca’s LaLiga video games this season and scored twice within the 4-2 defeat of Real Sociedad of their opening recreation however sustained a knee injury within the 2-1 win over Getafe on August 29.
He subsequently missed Denmark’s World Cup qualifiers and remained in Barcelona however the membership mentioned in an announcement he had opted for surgical procedure after the injury didn’t reply to conservative remedy.
Martin Braithwaite might miss up to four months of action after having surgical procedure on his knee
Braithwaite’s absence will depart Ronald Koeman brief of choices in ahead areas
The 30-year-old is set to miss the following three-to-four months, in accordance to studies within the Spanish media, with Barca including they’d launch a brand new medical report after his operation.
Braithwaite’s injury provides to Barca’s scarcity in assault, with new signing Sergio Aguero nonetheless ready to make his debut after injuring a calf tendon final month.
The Argentine will not be set to return till mid-October whereas teenage striker Ansu Fati continues to be ready to make his comeback after present process knee surgical procedure final season.
The membership signed Dutch striker Luuk de Jong on mortgage from Sevilla on the ultimate day of the switch window whereas permitting Antoine Griezmann to rejoin Atletico Madrid on mortgage.
Barca start their Champions League marketing campaign on Tuesday at residence to Bayern Munich, who beat them 8-2 within the quarter-finals in August 2020.
Memphis Depay (left) and Luuk de Jong (proper) are presently Barca’s solely match, senior forwards