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Barcelona rule Thomas Vermaelen out for four weeks with calf injury

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The injuries are piling up for the champions

FC Barcelona v Cultural Leonesa - Copa del Rey - Fourth Round Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Barcelona have confirmed that Thomas Vermaelen will miss the next four weeks of action after picking up yet another injury on Sunday.

The centre-back was replaced early in the second half against Levante and will now be sidelined for the next month.

“The first team player Thomas Vermaelen felt a problem in Sunday’s game away at Levante,” read a club statement.

“Tests carried out on the defender show that he has a torn muscle in his right calf and will be out for around 4 weeks.”

Source | FC Barcelona

Barca are suffering real injury problems currently in defence with Sergi Roberto, Nelson Semedo and Samuel Umtiti all sidelined.

At this point it would not be a big surprise if the club opted to bring in a defender during the transfer window to act as cover.