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.
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Nico González has a left groin strain and won't be joining up with the Spanish U-21s pic.twitter.com/EAwnupJSUs
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,