Newer Barcelona striker Antoine Griezmann has been confirmed to have suffered a muscle injury in last weekend’s match against Real Valladolid. Because of the injury, the French player is predicted to be absent until the season ends.
In fact, the Frenchman has shown better performances in recent matches. As a result, coach Quique Setien dropped him as a starter in the match against Real Sociedad, last week.
Unfortunately, the former Real Sociedad player could not complete the match. He only played in one round, because at the break the match was replaced by Luis Suarez.
The public is certainly curious about the reason behind this change, shortly after the fight ended, it turns out Griezmann suffered a muscle injury.
Through their official website, Barcelona reported that Griezmann had undergone a test in the morning. From this test it is known that Griezmann suffered a muscle injury in his right leg quadricep. Because of this injury, Griezmann cannot play for now.
Barcelona will continue to monitor the development of the 29-year-old striker’s injury, it’s just not certain how long he will need to recover. However, many Spanish media believe that Griezmann could be absent until the season ends.
If so, obviously this would be a major blow to Barcelona itself. The reason, Griezmann has returned to his best performance in the last few games. On the one hand, the Catalan giant is also losing Ousmane Dembele to injury.
Fortunately, the club still has several other options such as Martin Braithwaite to Ansu Fati that can be played. But Griezmann’s absence was disappointing because it came at crucial times, when the club was trying to catch up with Real Madrid at the top of the table.
The two teams are separated by a point, but Barcelona has only two matches left, while Real Madrid directed by Zinedine Zidane still have three matches left.
Barcelona fans hope that Griezmann’s injury is not too serious, because after all their favorite clubs can still try their luck in the European Champions League. The plan, the continuation of the competition will be held starting next August.