Early diagnosis suggest Barcelona star Raphinha could miss El Clasico after early Sevilla exit

Barcelona's Raphinha was injured against Sevilla | Imago

Early diagnosis suggest Barcelona star Raphinha could miss El Clasico after early Sevilla exit

Ayoola Kelechi 23:59 - 29.09.2023

Barcelona's win over Sevilla came with its drawbacks as Brazilian winger Raphinha was taken off injured

Barcelona’s Brazilian winger Raphinha has reportedly received an early diagnosis on the injury he suffered in their win over Sevilla on Friday. 

Raphinha suffers injury against Sevilla

Raphinha had to be substituted early in a 1-0 win over Sevilla in LaLiga, and was replaced by Barcelona youngster Fermin Lopez after only 37 minutes of the first half. 

The former Leeds United winger clutched his hamstring before being taken off against Sevilla, and it is now being reported that he suffered an injury to the muscle at the back of his thigh. 

Raphinha clutching his hamstring against Sevilla | Imago
Raphinha clutching his hamstring against Sevilla | Imago

With the gruelling nature of fixtures coming in thick and fast across most of the top five European leagues, it is not surprising that another top professional has succumbed to a muscular injury, with Barcelona’s Raphinha joining the likes of Pedri and Frenkie de Jong on the team’s injury list. 

Raphinha doubtful for El Clasico

Early reports from Spanish outlet Mundo Deportiv suggest that Raphinha was taken off after suffering a torn hamstring, which could ensure the Brazilian forward is out of action for up to one month in a busy period for the Blaugrana. 

Raphina could now miss games against Porto and Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League, as well as games against Granada, Athletic Club, and Real Madrid in LaLiga. 

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In the Brazilian’s absence, Barcelona will likely rely heavily on youngster Lamine Yamal as well as Ferran Torres and Joao Felix to provide cover on the wings for the Blaugrana until Raphinha is fit to play again. 

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