It seems like the injury bug has decided to hit Barcelona really early this season. In the first 20 minutes of the team’s first match of the preseason, against Tottenham Hotspur at the Rose Bowl, Ernesto Valverde saw two of his first team midfielders, Denis Suarez and André Gomes forced to leave the game early due to injury.
The two players got hurt in a span of three minutes, and both appear to have suffered injuries to their left leg, most likely the hamstrings. Further testing will be done after the match to determine the extent of the problems, but this is definitely bad news for Valverde in this United States tour since the rest of his midfielders are still in vacation after the World Cup.
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