Xavi dealt hammer blow as sidelined Barcelona star suffers major relapse

Xavi dealt hammer blow as sidelined Barcelona star suffers major relapse

Xavi dealt hammer blow as sidelined Barcelona star suffers major relapse

 

La Liga giants Barcelona have, on Friday, been dealt what could prove to be a hammer blow on the personnel front moving forward.

Mounting woes

The subject of the treatment table at the Camp Nou has of course proven a major talking point over the early months of the campaign.

This comes with Barca having been forced to deal with a frankly alarming stretch of torrid luck on the injury front.

Despite the season being just months old, already, all of Gerard Pique, Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba, Sergino Dest, Alejandro Balde, Sergi Roberto, Oscar Minguez, Ronald Araujo, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri, Philippe Coutiinho, Ousmane Dembele, Ansu Fati, Martin Braithwaite and Sergio Aguero have been forced into spells on the sidelines, owing to one issue or another.

Xavi dealt hammer blow as sidelined Barcelona star suffers major relapse

VIGO, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 06: Ansu Fati of FC Barcelona holds his hand up to call for medical attention during the La Liga Santander match between RC Celta de Vigo and FC Barcelona at Abanca-Balaídos on November 06, 2021 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

In turn, it is safe to say that, ahead of his debut outing on the club’s bench, in a derby showdown with Espanyol this weekend, the last thing which newly-appointed Blaugrana boss Xavi Hernandez would have wanted to hear of was another fresh injury concern.

As alluded to above, though, on Friday, this is precisely what has been forthcoming in the Catalan capital.

Pedri concern

As per a whole host of sources across the Spanish media, Pedri, who has not featured in competitive action since late September, has suffered a serious setback amid his efforts to return to the pitch.

Earlier this week, word was forthcoming that the midfield sensation had returned to first-team training, culminating in inevitable suggestions that he had enjoyed a full recovery from a recent quad problem.

However, this, in fact, appears to be far from the case.

According to Diario AS and more, Pedri suffered an injury relapse in training earlier today.

In altogether concerning news for not only new boss Xavi, but the Barcelona fanbase as a whole, it is therefore suggested that the 18-year-old may not be seen back in Blaugrana colours until at least the turn of the year:

 

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