Sergi Roberto could miss Barcelona’s next La Liga game against Alaves at the Camp Nou on Saturday.
The 29-year-old has some muscular discomfort and is a “serious doubt” for the game after missing training on Thursday to work on his recovery, according to Diario AS.
Roberto was joined in the gym at the Ciutat Esportiva by Pedri and Ansu Fati who are also both expected to sit out Saturday’s game.
Pedri is not expected back until after the international break now, because of a thigh injury, while Ansu has some discomfort in his knee and Barca won’t take any risks.
The teenager’s injury is not thought to be serious but the club will not rush him back, although he’s expected to be fit to play for Spain over the international break if called up.
Sergi Barjuan will take charge of Barca on Saturday and will have his work cut out with the Catalans needing a win after consecutive defeats to Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano.