Barcelona lose Frenkie de Jong with El Clasico looming

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COPA DEL REY Barcelona lose Frenkie de Jong with El Clasico looming

Ayoola Kelechi 10:32 - 25.03.2023

Barcelona have been left to sweat over the fitness of midfielder Frenkie deJong

Barcelona have announced that midfielder Frenkie de Jong will be ruled out of action for an unspecified period after picking up a hamstring injury.

Frankie de Jong picks up knock

De Jong was unable to join the Netherlands in their UEFA European Championship qualifiers against France and Gibraltar but pulled out of both games due to injury.

There were initial doubts over the gravity of de Jong’s injury, with international teammate Memphis Depay claiming that the Barcelona man’s injury was not serious enough for him to miss the international games.

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However, Barcelona have announced that de Jong’s injury will rule him out for an extended period, putting his participation in the crucial Copa del Rey semifinal second leg against Real Madrid.

Frankie de Jong an injury doubt for El Clasico

According to the club, de Jong suffered an injury to his right hamstring and his recovery will determine the length of his time out.

While the exact recovery period is unspecified, de Jong is expected to be out for two to four weeks due to the nature of his reported injury.

With Barcelona set to play Real Madrid in the second leg of the Spanish Cup semifinal in two weeks, the Blaugrana have been left sweating over the fitness of their star midfielder ahead of the fixture.

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