?Barcelona have confirmed that France defender Samuel Umtiti will be sidelined until after January, having injured his hamstring.
The La Liga giants played out a 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo on Saturday, during which the 24-year-old suffered the injury while chasing down Iago Aspas.
“Tests carried out have confirmed that Samuel Umtiti has a hamstring injury in his right leg and he is expected to be out for around 8 weeks,” Barcelona reported via their ?official website. “
La Blaugrana will rue the missed opportunity to extend their lead as far as was possible and losing Umtiti for the rest of the year, on top of that, will certainly leave a bad taste.