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Barcelona defender Gerard Pique offers update on calf injury

The defender will miss the visit of Getafe

Athletic Club v FC Barcelona - La Liga Santander Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

Gerard Pique has offered an update on his calf injury and has confirmed he won’t play against Getafe on Sunday but should be fit after the international break.

The center-back had to be replaced in the first half of Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Athletic at San Mames after picking up the problem and was replaced by Ronald Araujo.

Pique spoke about his injury on an appearance on Ibai Llanos’s Twitch channel. He said, “The other day was a small scare. I will not be able to play this weekend, but I will be ready for after the break.”

The defender won’t be the only absentee against Getafe. Eric Garcia is out after being handed a one-match ban for his red card against Athletic, while Pedri is on holiday and will also miss the game.

Koeman is expected to line up with Araujo and Clement Lenglet as his two center-backs at the Camp Nou and also has to decide on who comes into the midfield. The Dutchman has several options but looks likely to go with Sergi Roberto.