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Barcelona confirm Inigo Martinez injury after Atletico win

The defender has been ruled out

FC Barcelona v Deportivo Alaves - LaLiga EA Sports Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images

Barcelona have confirmed that centre-back Inigo Martinez has been ruled out of action after picking up a hamstring injury on Sunday.

Martinez was named in the starting XI for the match against Atletico but pulled out after suffering a problem in the warm-up. Andreas Christensen took his place instead.

Barcelona have now issued an update on the former Athletic man.

“Tests carried out have revealed that Íñigo Martínez has a right hamstring injury. He is out and his recovery will determine his availability.” read a statement.

It’s being reported that Martinez will miss around a month which means we may not see him in action again until 2024.

The Spain international’s loss will be a blow, although Barcelona are well stocked when it comes to top quality center-backs.

Xavi has Andreas Christensen, Jules Kounde and Ronald Araujo all available. There are also a host of promising defenders at Barca Atletic such as Pau Cubarsi, Mikayil Faye and Mamadou Fall.

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