Pedri to be sidelined for up to 6 weeks

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Despite close to making a full recovery, Pedri will face an extended time on the sidelines as Barcelona want to ensure his full recovery

FC Barcelona, the defending LaLiga champions, has kicked off the 23/24 season with a mix of success on the pitch but some significant setbacks on the injury front. Two key players, Pedri and Ronald Araújo, have been sidelined due to thigh injuries, leaving fans and the club concerned about their absence.

Pedri, the talented midfielder, suffered a right thigh injury, causing anxiety among Barcelona supporters. The club’s statement confirmed the seriousness of the injury, stating, “Pedri has suffered an injury to his right thigh. He is out of action, and the evolution of the injury will determine his availability.”

Barcelona is exercising caution with Pedri’s recovery, especially considering his previous absence due to a similar injury last season. As a result, it is expected that Pedri will be out for approximately six weeks, potentially making his return in October.

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Update on Ronald Araujo’s injury

Similarly, Ronald Araújo, another key player, experienced the same injury during training in late August, injuring the femoral biceps in the hamstring of his left leg. While the club hasn’t officially confirmed the duration of his absence, it is estimated that Araújo will be out for about five weeks. Like Pedri, his recovery will be carefully managed to minimize the risk of a relapse, with a potential return at the end of September.

FC Barcelona’s next league fixture is scheduled for September 16 against Real Betis after the international break. Additionally, they are gearing up for their UEFA Champions League debut in the 23/24 season, facing Antwerp on September 19.

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