Key Barcelona defender possibly injured in Shakhtar clash – report

Photo by Marco Steinbrenner/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

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.

Worries arise

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.

The Latest

Barcelona captain might miss first leg of UCL Round of 16 as he decides on his recovery method

How Marc Andre Ter Stegen goes ahead with his recovery is one of the most intriguing questions coming out of FC Barcelona right now. The...

Simeone’s quip on Xavi’s protest elicits smiles amid Barcelona versus Atletico

In a clash filled with fervor and undeniable intensity, FC Barcelona emerged victorious once again against Atlético Madrid in a match that witnessed Joao...

Barcelona eyeing financial boost amid Aston Villa’s interest in former winger

One of the transfers that kept FC Barcelona fans gripped throughout the last summer transfer window was that of the winger Ez Abde. The Moroccan...

Xavi’s Barcelona follow the footsteps of former treble-winning dream team – report

Many of the greatest coaches of the past generations have managed Barcelona at some point. Johan Cruyff, Pep Guardiola, and Luis Enrique are just...

Swedish youngster gains the attention of FC Barcelona – Romano

The hunt to find new prodigious talents never seems to stop for FC Barcelona. While the Catalan giants have their own academy, La Masia,...

€60 million-rared Barcelona star shines with class in makeshift role against Atletico Madrid

Versatility is an asset that players of FC Barcelona are expected to possess and have a good grasp over. Xavi’s side is known for...

Dynamic midfield trio helps revitalize Barcelona against Atletico Madrid

FC Barcelona have always been known to have a particular style of play. However, this season they began to overthink things and as a...

Barcelona defender suffers hamstring injury, out for 4 weeks – report

Struggles continue to remain constant for FC Barcelona. Just as they were beginning to find rhythm and form, it seems that Barcelona were due...

Barcelona captain hails Xavi, Felix, Pena after the win against Atletico Madrid

With Marc Andre Ter Stegen out with injury and Sergi Roberto not playing much, FC Barcelona have been captained by the defender Ronald Araujo...