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Barcelona confirm Nico Gonzalez & Eric Garcia injuries

More problems for the Catalan giants

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Barcelona offered injury updates on youngsters Eric Garcia and Nico Gonzalez on Sunday after both players were taken off against Celta Vigo.

Garcia was replaced at half-time because of a groin strain which means he won’t be joining up with the Spain squad for World Cup qualifiers against Sweden and Greece.

Nico lasted a bit longer at Balaidos but asked to be replaced in the second half and has now been diagnosed with a groin strain.

The 19-year-old had been called up to the Spain Under-21 squad over the international break but will now miss their games against Malta and Russia.

There’s no indication of how long Nico will be out for but hopefully it’s not a serious issue and he will be back soon for the Catalans.

Nico’s grasped the first-team chances he’s been given this season with both hands and has already made 11 appearances in all competitions this season.

The duo join Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembele, Sergio Aguero, Pedri, Gerard Pique, Sergino Dest, and Martin Braithwaite on a growing and worrying injury list at the Camp Nou,