THE Frankie de Jong and Memphis Depay will be sidelined for some time due to injury.
Barcelona have confirmed that the Dutch duo are out of action following injuries in the Netherlands national team. De Jong was substituted at half-time for the Oranie against Poland, while Depay was forced off in the second half.
Both then returned to Barcelona and missed their team’s 1-0 win over Belgium on Sunday.
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The injuries come at a bad time for Barcelona, as the Catalans also lost central defender Ronald Araujo during the international break.
The Blaugrana have confirmed that the Uruguayan international centre-back is set to undergo surgery on a thigh injury.
Xavi Hernandez is also without defender Gilles Conte at the moment as the defender picked up a thigh injury during France‘s Nations League win over Austria.
“Tests carried out today have confirmed hamstring injuries for both Frankie de Jong and Memphis,” the club said in a statement.
“De Jong has pulled the semitendino muscle in his left thigh. He is not available for deployment and his recovery will dictate his return.
The Memphis forward has a biceps femoris injury in his left thigh. He is also not available for dispatch and his recovery will dictate his return,” the update concludes
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