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Barcelona confirm ankle sprain for Ronald Araujo

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The defender picked up the injury against Sabadell

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Barcelona have confirmed that Ronald Araujo suffered a sprained ankle in Sunday’s promotion playoff defeat to Sabadell.

The center-back was forced off with the problem in the second half after initially trying to play on and looked to be in tears on the bench.

Barca haven’t said yet about how long he will be out for but did confirm he will undergo more tests to determine the severity of the problem.

The club will be hoping it’s not too serious an injury with the Champions League clash against Napoli now less than two weeks way.

Barca are already short of defensive options with Samuel Umtiti out, Clement Lenglet undergoing treatment, while Sergio Busquets and Arturo Vidal are suspended for the tie.