Two important members of the Barcelona squad were injured during the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Sevilla, and their medical reports came back on Monday. And as it turns out, they're not as bad as we might have feared.
Especially in the case of midfielder and captain Andrés Iniesta, who was forced to leave the game after clashing knees with a Sevilla defender. Knee injuries are always worrying, especially for a 32-year-old player, but Don Andrés did not have a serious problem:
Official: Iniesta will miss 2 weeks due to a strained posterior capsule in his right knee. [fcb] #fcblive— Papers Of Barca (@PapersOfBarca) August 15, 2016
Jérémy Mathieu had to leave because of a hamstring injury, and while his case is a little more serious, he will not be out for too long either:
Official: Mathieu will miss 3 weeks to due to torn femoral biceps in his right leg [fcb] #fcblive— Papers Of Barca (@PapersOfBarca) August 15, 2016
Even though Iniesta's injury was a lot more concerning than Mathieu's, it's not nice to see a player injured. Andrés and Jérémy join goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen on the injury list right now, and here's hoping that list doesn't get bigger over the next few weeks.