Samuel Umtiti injured: Spanish outlet AS reports that Samuel Umtiti has suffered a serious knee injury.
Barcelona’s faced a stunning setback in their La Liga campaign this week, as they were held down by bottom-placed Leganes. After comfortably leading 1-0 at halftime, Barcelona conceded two goals in 90 seconds, losing the match 2-1.
The loss in the midweek fixture was their only second loss this year, the first one being against Levante towards the end of the last season.
Samuel Umtiti set to be out ‘for months’ with knee ligament injury 🚑 pic.twitter.com/l4eTpUwhFE
— Euro Football Daily (@EFDSquad) September 28, 2018
Now, Spanish media outlet AS reports that Barcelona’s defender, Samuel Umtiti, has suffered a ‘serious knee injury’. There’s alarm in the Catalan camp as Barcelona have been increasingly reliant on Samuel Umtiti this season.
— AS English (@English_AS) September 28, 2018
The Frenchman has featured in all the matches for Barcelona so far, making seven appearances in total for the club. With a drop in form of Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti’s role at the central defence has been more significant in this season.
However, AS now claims that Umtiti’s injury could keep him out for several months from football. The footballer has reportedly torn a ligament in his left leg.
In the absence of Samuel Umtiti, Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet will likely be the first-choice centre-backs for Barcelona. Thomas Vermaelen could further step up as a back-up option for the two defenders at the center.
‼️🚑 | [🥇] Samuel Umtiti could be injured for months, according to AS. SPORT confirms the player’s injury, and says he could be out for a long time. The speculations began when the player was absent from the training session earlier this morning, according to Samuel Marsden. pic.twitter.com/VhIwSanZDD
— Culé Source (@CuleSource) September 28, 2018
However, the absence of Umtiti will be a huge blow for Barcelona, as the Frenchman is regarded as one of the best defenders in the league.