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Barcelona confirm Oscar Mingueza out with hamstring injury

Another problem for the Catalans

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Barcelona confirmed on Tuesday that defender Oscar Mingueza is set for a spell on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

The center-back has returned to the club after being part of the Spain squad that won silver at the Tokyo Olympics

Mingueza played three games at the Olympics before his campaign was ended by injury which will also see him miss the start of the season with Barcelona.

Here’s the club’s official statement:

“Tests carries on the player Óscar Mingueza on Tuesday at the Club medical centre have confirmed that he has a hamstring injury in his left leg. The player is unavailable for selection and his return will depend on his recovery.”

Source | FC Barcelona

Early reports suggest the injury is not too serious and Mingueza will only miss two or three weeks. He joins Sergio Aguero, Ansu Fati, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, and Ousmane Dembele on the injured list.

Meanwhile, Mingueza’s Olympic teammates Eric Garcia and Pedri are due back in training later this week. It’s thought the two players will be back on Wednesday or Thursday.