Things go from awful to abysmal at Barca: Pique likely out for the season, Sergi Roberto for months

Things go from awful to abysmal at Barca: Pique likely out for the season, Sergi Roberto for months

In the bottom of the table after eight games played with only 11 points won total, the legendary key player Leo Messi wanting to leave, the rift between him and Antoine Griezmann without a doubt now, massive players sold for nothing, bad financial decisions, president-less club. It was undeniably bad for Barcelona but now it's abysmal.

In the derby defeat against Atletico Madrid, the fist Diego Simeone has ever won in La Liga against Blaugrana, Barca suffered two major injury setbacks.

Most notably, Gerard Pique got injured and it's a big one. The centre-back suffered a grade three sprain in the internal lateral ligament and an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee.

The best estimates are that he will miss out on three months of football. The worst range from six to eight months out of the field!

Which leaves Clement Lenglet as the only healthy senior centre-back at the club with Samuel Umtiti also out. The 21-year-old Ronald Araujo with 435 of game time for Barcelona is also injured and out right now as Barca was deficient on this position already. Although, that's not only of Ronald Koeman's new issues.

Sergi Roberto also got injured against Atleti and his injury is also notable with the 28-year-old out for two months! As the versatile player suffered a tear in the rectus femoris of his right leg.

As Barca sold Nelson Semedo, Sergino Dest, the new reinforcement who left his teenage years only this month, will be the only option for the Dutch manager.

Notably, Barca was already without Sergio Busquets and Ansu Fati is also out for the count and will remain so until March.

These are, without a shadow of a doubt, the hardest times Barcelona has experienced as a club in the 21st century.


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