Barcelona have confirmed that Brazilian Raphinha has been sidelined with a hamstring injury sustained against Osasuna.
Raphinha was forced off in the first half of the match and replaced by Lamine Yamal who went on to score Barcelona’s second goal.
Xavi’s side will now have to cope without Raphinha for a while, with the Brazilian set for a spell on the sidelines:
“Tests carried out today have shown that Raphinha has a left hamstring injury. He is out and his recovery will determine his availability,” read a club statement.
Early estimates reckon that Raphinha will miss around a month of action for Barcelona due to his latest injury.
If the reports prove correct it means he will miss Sunday’s final, the Copa del Rey clash with Unionistas and La Liga fixtures against Betis, Villarreal, Osasuna and Alaves.
Raphinha has four goals and six assists this season for Barcelona in 19 appearances in all competitions.