Bad news for Jérémy Mathieu. The French defender was recovering from an injury but hurt himself at the last hurdle. He was due to come back soon, but instead, he will be out between two and three weeks.
The injury recurred on his right leg, and now he is due to miss at least four games. He could be back for the Espanyol match, or possibly, the second Copa del Rey match against Hércules.
Mathieu was originally injured in late October in the Catalan Supercup. It was originally planned that he would be back for the match against Málaga, but obviously that didn't happen. The good news for the Blaugrana is that Samuel Umtiti is looking more and mroe fit.