FC’ Barcelona Stars, Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay will likely miss some time at the club due to injuries.
The two players got hurt while playing for the Netherlands National team.
FC’ Barcelona declares that both are gone for now
The Dutch pair sustained injuries while serving their country abroad, and the Catalan giants have announced that they are currently out of commission. In the Netherlands’ victory over Poland, De Jong was substituted at the break, while Memphis was brought off in the second. After that, both players went back to Barcelona, missing the Oranje’s Sunday loss to Belgium.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: The Catalans also lost center-back Ronald Araujo over the international break, so the injuries come at a poor moment for Barcelona. Barca has declared that the Uruguay international is set to undergo surgery on a thigh injury.
Additionally, Xavi is presently playing without defender Jules Kounde. The defender was hurt in the hamstring during France’s victory over Austria in the Nations League, and the Catalan giants have also ruled him out.
“Tests carried out today have confirmed hamstring injuries for both Frenkie de Jong and Memphis,” read a club statement. “Midfielder Frenkie de Jong has an elongation of the semitendinosus muscle in his left thigh. He is not available for selection and his recovery will dictate his return. Striker Memphis has an injury to the biceps femoris muscle in his left thigh. He is not available for selection and his recovery will dictate his return.”