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Barcelona offer update on Braithwaite & Roberto injuries after Getafe win

The two players went off in Sunday’s win

FC Barcelona v Getafe CF - LaLiga Santander Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Barcelona have offered injury updates on Sergi Roberto and Martin Braithwaite after both players were forced off during Sunday’s 2-1 win over Getafe.

Roberto started the game in place of Pedri in midfield and went on to score the opening goal inside the first two minutes at the Camp Nou.

However, the 29-year-old didn’t last the match after going down following a heavy challenge, while Braithwaite also had to be replaced late on.

Here’s the latest from the club:

“First team player Sergi Roberto has a fractured rib. His recovery will dictate his return.

“Martin Braithwaite asked to be replaced due to a problem in his left knee. The Club’s medical staff are in contact with the Danish FA to follow up on the problem. The striker has scored two goals in the league this season, both coming in the opening fixture of La Liga against Real Sociedad.”

Source | FC Barcelona

Braithwaite had been due to link up with the Denmark squad for World Cup qualifiers against Scotland, the Faroe Islands, and Israel but may now miss out.

Meanwhile, Barca are not expected to play again until Bayern Munich visit the Camp Nou in the group stages of the Champions League on September 14.

Barca’s game with Sevilla, which was scheduled for September 12, looks set to be postponed because of the overlap with World Cup qualifiers in South America.

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