FC Barcelona have just suffered a significant loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League. La Blaugrana went into this game hoping for a victory and looking to ensure their qualification to the knockout stages of the European competition.
However, they were only met with disappointment in their quest to do so. Moreover, it seems that Barcelona may have even worse news to bear beyond just the fact that a loss to Shakhtar could spell bad things for both their qualification and standing within Group H.
According to the latest update from SPORT, Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo may possibly be injured. The Uruguayan heavyweight seemed to be limping at the end of the game and was constantly seen putting his hand on his leg.
From the perspective of the report, Araujo seems to have an issue with his adductor. This injury could possibly be a relapse of his previous ailment or even a new problem altogether. SPORT highlights how the player kept holding onto that particular part of his leg during the game.
The Uruguayan played on
Having played from start to finish, Ronald Araujo seemed to have forced his way through to the final whistle. The Uruguayan defender is not one to give up easily, and he was unwilling to request a substitute either. This could also be interpreted as good news in terms of the severity of the injury.
Awaiting further tests
However, no final conclusion can be made just yet. Upon returning to the city of Barcelona, the club is expected to run more tests on the 24-year-old defender to better analyze any possible injuries.
Barcelona are next expected to face Deportivo Alaves in La Liga within the coming week. Losing Ronald Araujo at a time like this, heading into a crucial stretch of the season, could be severely detrimental for Barcelona. However, SPORT suggests that it will most likely not be any sort of long-lasting injury or physical problem.