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Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti out for ‘5-6 weeks’ with foot injury

More bad luck for the Frenchman

SOCCER: AUG 16 La Liga - FC Barcelona at Athletic Club Photo by Carlos Sanchez Martinez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Barcelona confirmed on Friday that Samuel Umtiti will be out for up to six weeks after picking up a foot injury while on France duty.

The centre-back withdrew from the squad ahead of the world champions’ game against Andorra on Tuesday, and Barcelona have now issued an update on his condition.

“The Frenchman continued his recovery process on Friday, and a new test diagnosed him with a small fracture to the second metatarsal of his right foot. He is set to be sidelined for 5-6 weeks.”

Source | FC Barcelona

It is more bad luck for Umtiti who spent a large part of last season on the sidelines with a knee injury that saw him lose his place in the team to Clement Lenglet.

His latest injury means he faces more time out of the team. Lenglet can expect to continue as first choice alongside Gerard Pique in central defence with Jean-Clair Todibo as back-up.

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