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Quique Setien offers worrying update on Samuel Umtiti

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The Barcelona defender is out with knee trouble

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Quique Setien offered a pretty worrying update on Samuel Umtiti’s fitness after Barcelona’s 1-0 win over Real Valladolid on Saturday.

The defender has been ruled out after suffering more knee trouble, and Setien admitted there is still no timeline for his return to action.

“He is in an acute process with his problem,” he said. “Not even the doctors know how long he will be out.”

Source | Evening Standard

Setien’s comments suggest Umtiti’s La Liga season is definitely over, while he may also miss the return of the Champions League in August too.

Umtiti’s injury problems have seen him lose his place in the starting XI to Clement Lenglet, but if he is set for another long spell on the sidelines it does leave Barca short of options at the back.