Barcelona star not expected to miss any games despite injury scare – report

Barcelona captain Marc-Andre Ter Stegen
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There is always a concern at FC Barcelona whenever a key player seems to get injured. Already having suffered a sort of injury crisis this season, Barcelona and Xavi can not afford any more casualties.

La Blaugrana have undoubtedly regressed in terms of their performances in recent games and much of the blame went towards missing players and the coach’s tactics.

However, as players begin to return from injury, those reasonings and excuses will begin to get less and less credible. Hence, Xavi and his Barcelona side need to start picking up their pace as soon as possible.

For that exact reason, the Catalan giants can not afford any more sidelined players. That is why the recent news of Ter Stegen’s back discomfort sent shockwaves down the Blaugrana camp. Fortunately, as SPORT reports, Barcelona need not worry too much over the fitness of their captain.

While it is true that Ter Stegen’s back pain was significant enough to render him ineligible to play in the remaining games for the German National team, it seems that it is only for the duration of the international break itself that he will remain unavailable for.

When communicating the news of his injury to the media, German National team coach Julian Nagelsmann addressed Ter Stegen’s discomfort as such:

“He will miss both games because he has acute pain in his back. He will fly to Barcelona tomorrow. I hope he will be available again soon to play with his team.”

While more in-depth tests are yet to be run on the German goalkeeper, initial signs are not too worrying. The player has previously endured back pains in the past that have created problems for both him and Barcelona. However, it seems that this time the player will not end up missing any games for his club side.

This will come as great news to Xavi Hernandez. Ter Stegen remains an absolute in the Spaniard’s plans and is vital for Barcelona. His shot-stopping as well as his ball-playing are essential for Barcelona in many ways.

He ends up being the first and only casualty for La Blaugrana in the international break thus far, however. The club can now only hope that this scare was the only one they end up having to endure for the remainder of the international break.

The upcoming game for Barcelona right after club action resumes will be against Rayo Vallecano. A formidable opponent, Barcelona will aim for victory to keep their La Liga hopes alive.

Scheduled to take place on the 25th of November at the Vallecas, it is expected that Ter Stegen will be there to lead his team from the back without too many issues.

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