Andreas Christensen suffered a sprained ankle in the 1-0 UCL defeat by Inter Milan.© AFP
Barcelona defender Andreas Christensen and midfielder Franck Kessie are injured, the club confirmed on Wednesday, leaving the Catalans with seven players sidelined ahead of crucial games. Denmark centre-back Christensen suffered a sprained ankle in the 1-0 Champions League defeat by Inter Milan on Tuesday, and is a doubt for matches including the Clasico on October 16. “Tests carried out on Wednesday have confirmed that the first team player Andreas Christensen has a sprained left ankle,” said Barca in a statement.
“He is unavailable and his recovery will dictate his return.”
Defenders Ronald Araujo, Jules Kounde and Hector Bellerin are currently injured.
Kessie, who came off the bench against the Italians in the San Siro has a thigh strain, Barcelona confirmed in another statement.
Inter visit Camp Nou on Wednesday October 12, a crucial game for Barca’s hopes of qualifying for the next round of the Champions Leagues, before the Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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