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Sergi Roberto ruled out with Achilles injury as Barcelona’s injury list lengthens

Xavi has lost another player to injury

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Barcelona captain Sergi Roberto has joined the club’s growing injury list after being sidelined with an Achilles problem.

The 31-year-old has been ruled out of Saturday’s La Liga match against Villarreal, with early reports suggesting he will miss a couple of weeks.

Roberto has not been a regular this season for Xavi but his absence does leave the Barca manager with even less options.

“First team player Sergi Roberto has a problem in his left Achilles tendon. The player is unavailable for selection and his recovery will dictate his return,” the club said in a statement.

Roberto joins Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Marcos Alonso, Gavi, Inigo Martinez, Raphinha and Alejandro Balde on the club’s current injury list.

Barca’s injury problems continue to be a major source of frustration for Xavi.

The coach brought back Dr Ricard Pruna in 2021 in a bid to try and ease the issues but injuries continue to be a real problem for the club.

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