Uruguay have confirmed that Barcelona midfielder Ronald Araujo has suffered a femoral harm and has been launched from the squad for therapy.
The 22-year-old survived 73 minutes of Monday’s defeat in Argentina’s palms earlier than limping off the pitch and complaining of ache, which checks have now confirmed is a downside with the defender’s femur.
As a consequence, Uruguay have confirmed that Araujo has been launched from the squad and won’t play a function in Thursday’s assembly with Brazil.
Although the seriousness of the harm isn’t talked about – Barcelona added that they plan to perform their very own checks when Araujo returns – his involvement in Sunday’s assembly with Valencia appears uncertain.
Araujo appears positive to overlook it, not least as a result of Real Madrid are looking ahead to Camp Nou the next weekend and Ronald Koeman doesn’t need to take any dangers with a participant who has been one in every of Barcelona’s finest defenders up to now this yr.
There can also be a Champions League assembly with Dynamo Kiev subsequent week, and provided that Barcelona are of their squad after dropping each of their opening matches 3-0, a 3rd defeat in a row may very well be deadly to their slim hopes of advance.
Should Araujo miss, Koeman may have Eric Garcia, Samuel Umtiti and Clement Lenglet to select from as senior choices alongside Gerard Pique, and the assumption is that Lenglet is preparing for an improve in just a few minutes after the worldwide break.
According to Sporten’s Toni Juanmarti, considerations about Lenglet’s knee harm have abated and there are hopes that the Frenchman is able to be handed over solely his second begin of the season in all competitions.
Forwards Sergio Aguero and Ousmane Dembele are additionally again in coaching with the squad, however whether or not both can be able to face Valencia is unclear.