Frenkie de Jong in a match with Barça


OFFICIAL: Barça publishes the first details of Frenkie de Jong's injury

Published:23/09/2023 - 22:27h

Updated:23/09/2023 - 22:36h

FC Barcelona issued the preliminary medical report for Frenkie de Jong's injury against Celta de Vigo. The Dutchman suffers an injury to the distal tibioperoneal syndesmosis of his right ankle and could be out for two months

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The first proofs made to Frenkie of Jong after the triumph of the FC Barcelona in front of the Celtic of Vigo (3-2) have confirmed an injury of the sindesmosis tibioperoneal distal of the right ankle. In principle, desconoce the time of drop that will be the Dutch, but the rumours aim to that his return will have to expect between 5 and seven weeks, until the month of November.

In this sense, the club will make more proofs in the next hours to determine the scope of the sprain that forced to the of Arkel to ask the change in the minute 35. Frenkie lesionó After a swept on the marfileño Jonathan Bamba and, although it tried to continue, the annoyance forced him to leave 20 minutes after the unlucky action. The '21' had been headline in all the parties of the Barça this season.

Xavi, worried about the bad look of Frenkie's injury

In the post-match press conference, Xavi Hernández acknowledged that, although tests are needed to confirm the seriousness of the problem, the Dutchman's injury looks bad. "He is a very strong player and hardly asks for a change. If he has asked for it, there is something there, but we hope it is as minimal as possible," commented the Egarense. Gavi came on for De Jong before the break and ended up being key to the culé comeback.

For Frenkie, it is the first injury since March, when he was out for a month due to a problem with his right knee. In total, the tulip missed nine games last season due to physical problems. If the worst scenario due to the ankle injury is confirmed, the midfielder could miss up to eight games with Barça between the League and the Champions League, considering that in October there will be a new national team break.

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