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Barcelona’s Jenni Hermoso out for two months with ankle injury

Bad news for the champions

FC Barcelona Women v Juventus Women - Joan Gamper Trophy Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Barcelona Femeni have been hit by some bad news as it’s been confirmed that attacker Jenni Hermoso has suffered an ankle injury and will be out for two months.

The influential No. 10 was injured during a training session on Thursday morning at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper and suffered a “ruptured external lateral ligament in her left ankle.”

The news means that Hermoso will miss the upcoming Women’s International Champions Cup and the start of the new league season. The WICC will be held from 18-31 August in Portland in the United States. The tournament sees European sides Barcelona and Lyon come up against the Portland Thorns and the Houston Dash for the WICC title.

Barca then head back to Europe for a final pre-season friendly against Rosenborg in Trondheim, Norway on 28 August. The season is due to start on the weekend of the 4/5 September.

Hermoso’s injury comes just days after she was named the MVP in Barca’s 6-0 thrashing of Juventus in the Joan Gamper Trophy. The forward scored twice in yet another big win for Barca Femeni.

Get well soon Jenni Hermoso!