FC Barcelona and Danish central defender Andreas Christensen has just been injured in Denmark’s UEFA Euro Qualifier against Finland and as is a typical fear of international breaks, players getting injured during these spells away from club football have become a justified fear for fans and clubs alike.
Christensen was named among the starting eleven and managed to play a total of 18 minutes before getting subbed off the field due to a Calf injury. During such a short time on the field, however, the player managed to get 19 touches on the ball, completed 14 passes with an 88% pass accuracy, and had 2 recoveries.
His quality being on display in such a short time span is no surprise, and his value to FC Barcelona consequently is not one either. The player has been absolutely vital to the Catalans this season, being arguably one of their most consistent and best performers.
Coupled with Ronald Araujo, Jules Kounde, and Alejandro Balde, he has helped establish Barcelona’s main defensive line as an absolute wall for opposition teams to try to bypass, and statistically has helped them being merited as the best defense throughout Europe in terms of being the one that has conceded the least amount of goals.
The Danish central defender now joins other injured Barcelona players such as Pedri and Ousmane Dembele, both of whom were initially expected to have returned to fitness by now, but their respective injuries have reportedly taken much longer than anticipated to fully heal and subsequently recover from.
The initial tests conducted after the game confirmed a tear in his left calf and the estimated recovery period would be around 3-4 weeks as per the reports from Javier Miguel OF Diario AS. Christensen will return to Barcelona on Friday and will undergo further tests that may help the Blaugrana understand the extent of the injury better.