??Barcelona have confirmed that full-back Nelson Semedo will miss the second-leg of the Champions League clash with Chelsea next month through injury.
The defender pulled up during ?Saturday’s 6-1 win over Girona at the Nou Camp and was forced to withdraw late in the second-half.
The club have now revealed that Semedo has suffered a hamstring injury and could face over a month on the sidelines.
A statement read: “The Club’s Medical Services department has confirmed that first team player Nélson Semedo has suffered an injury to his left hamstring.
“Further testing carried out has indicated that he will be out for approximately five weeks.”
The update will come as a blow for coach Ernesto Valverde, whose team are set to embark on a crucial run of fixtures in the coming weeks.
After this Thursday’s game against Las Palmas, Barcelona host Atletico Madrid in a huge game at the top of La Liga.
They then play Malaga and
Barcelona are yet to provide an update on the 31-year-old, but he is expected to be left out of Thursday’s game against Las Palmas.
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