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Barcelona confirm Sergi Roberto out with thigh injury

The 28-year-old will miss some key fixtures

FC Barcelona v Getafe CF - La Liga Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Barcelona confirmed on Sunday that Sergi Roberto will miss the next few weeks after picking up a thigh injury.

The 28-year-old has been ruled out of the trip to Napoli and also looks set to miss La Liga games against Real Madrid, Real Sociedad and possibly Real Mallorca.

Barcelona’s statement is actually a bit confusing with the club seemingly unable to decide if he’s out for two, three or even four weeks:

“Roberto out for 3 to 4 weeks

The latest casualty, Sergi Roberto, has been confirmed as having injured one of the adductor muscles in his right thigh and will be out for between two and three weeks.”

Source | FC Barcelona

Ernesto Valverde and Quique Setien have both used Roberto in defence and midfield this season, but his absence means Nelson Semedo should continue at right back.

Roberto was an unused substituted against Eibar on Saturday but has started 20 of their 25 La Liga games and twice in the Champions League so far in 2019-20.

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