Barcelona star Raphinha is the latest player to join the growing injury list after sustaining a hamstring injury against Sevilla.
The Brazilian pulled his hamstring before half-time and had to be walked off the pitch whilst being replaced by Fermin Lopez.
Raphinha was seen looking devastated on the bench, causing concerns over the severity of the injury.
As reported by Diario AS, initial tests have detected a torn femoral biceps in his right leg, meaning he is set for a brief spell on the sidelines.
Raphinha will likely be ruled out until after the international break, meaning he will miss the upcoming games against Porto and Granada.
The biggest concern for Barca will be his availability in next month’s El Clasico, with Frenkie de Jong already potentially ruled out of the contest with injury.
Raphinha is expected not to join the Brazilian national team for international duty and will stay behind at Barca to work on his recovery.
The Catalan giants play Athletic Bilbao and Shakhtar Donetsk after the international break before facing Real Madrid, and they will be hoping for the Brazilian to complete his recovery in time.
Raphinha’s absence is a significant setback due to his importance to the team.
He has looked in fine form this season, chipping in with two goals and two assists in all competitions.
The Blaugrana will be worried to see key players in the treatment room, although they boast plenty of depth in their squad.
The Catalan giants scrapped a narrow 1-0 win over Sevilla last night, with Sergio Ramos’ own goal proving decisive.
Xavi’s side moved to the top of the La Liga rankings. They face Porto in the Champions League next week.
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