The injuries continue to pile up at Barcelona and it's starting to become a giant concern.
The latest addition to the list of players with physical problems is Arda Turan, who is "highly doubtful" to play on Saturday's La Liga match against Granada at Camp Nou, according to reports in Spain. The Turkish midfielder was one of the few first team players to start the Catalan Super Cup against Espanyol and took a knock to his right ankle, and it does not look good.
Arda is in a lot of pain and there's huge swelling in the area, which has limited his movements. He wasn't able to train normally with his teammates on Thursday's session, and he's very unlikely to be available to face the Filipinos at the weekend. The depth at midfield will make Arda's absence a little less problematic, especially against a Granada side who's yet to win this season and sit in last place on the table.
The games that really need Turan take place next week, against Manchester City and Sevilla away from home. Arda should be available for both matches, especially if he's rested against Granada. But these injuries have to stop. It's insane right now.