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Barcelona: Frenkie de Jong suffers a hamstring injury in another blow to Ronald Koeman

Barcelona take another blow after their defeat at El Clásico as midfielder Frenkie de Jong suffers a hamstring injury with an unknown return date joining Pedri, Ousmane Dembélé and Martin Braithwaite on the bench.

  • Frenkie De John is scheduled for an injured period after suffering a hamstring problem
  • The Dutch midfielder suffered the problem during their 2-1 loss to Real Madrid
  • It’s another blow for Ronald Koeman, whose squad has struggled with injuries.
  • Sergio Agüero just got back in shape while Pedri is still missing


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Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong faces a period on the bench after sustaining a hamstring injury during his El Clásico loss to Real Madrid on Sunday.

The LaLiga giants were beaten 2-1 by their fierce rivals, with De Jong playing 77 minutes of the match before being retired by boss Ronald Koeman, and the club has now confirmed that he has suffered from a right thigh problem.

The Catalan club did not provide a timetable for his return, instead saying that his ‘recovery will dictate his return’, meaning that Koeman is likely to be without his central midfielder for quite a while.

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong faces a spell after sustaining a hamstring injury in his 2-1 loss to Real Madrid

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong faces a spell after sustaining a hamstring injury in his 2-1 loss to Real Madrid

Ronald Koeman already runs out of a handful of players in the latest setback of his season

Ronald Koeman already runs out of a handful of players in the latest setback of his season

Ronald Koeman already runs out of a handful of players in the latest setback of his season

Barca’s physiotherapists will now have to determine how severe the hamstring strain is, but the Dutchman is expected to stay out for at least the next month.

He joins a growing list of injury concerns for Koeman this season after being able to call in new signing Sergio Agüero, who made his debut last week and scored a consolation against Madrid at the weekend.

The team no longer has young midfielder Pedri, defender Ronald Araujo and forward Ousmane Dembele, who also suffer from hamstring problems. Forward Martin Braithwaite has a knee injury and will be out until December, and De Jong’s latest blow will do nothing to ease Koeman’s task this season.

De Jong, who came from Ajax for around £ 63m in 2019, has played 11 times this season and had started eight of nine possible LaLiga games.

De Jong had to be replaced by Sergi Roberto in the defeat of El Clásico on Sunday night.

De Jong had to be replaced by Sergi Roberto in the defeat of El Clásico on Sunday night.

De Jong had to be replaced by Sergi Roberto in the defeat of El Clásico on Sunday night.

Pedri is already lost, also struggling with a hamstring injury, as Barça's problems pile up

Pedri is already lost, also struggling with a hamstring injury, as Barça's problems pile up

Pedri is already lost, also struggling with a hamstring injury, as Barça’s problems pile up

The 24-year-old knows Koeman well having worked with his compatriot when he was the Netherlands boss, and while the coach faces great pressure to stick with his job this season, De Jong has given him his backing.

“I can’t talk about Koeman, it’s not my place to say so,” he said after his demoralizing loss to Benfica last month.

“I don’t think changing the coach can solve anything.

“We are trying everything, working hard in training, we are doing our best on the field, but today was not our day, that is clear.”

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