Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti will be undergoing “conservative treatment” on his left knee.
A statement from the Catalan giants said: “There is a problem for the first team player Samuel Umtiti with his left knee and he will undergo conservative treatment.”
During the last couple of years, the center-back has been blighted by chronic knee injuries and is back on the sidelines.
Barcelona recently revealed another knee injury suffered by Samuel Umtiti, and haven’t stated how long he might be out of action:
“The player is not available, and he’ll decide his recovery when he can return.”
Barca hasn’t disclosed the severity of the damage that Umtiti suffered on Friday but he’s expected to miss the Sunday clash with Villarreal in LaLiga.
Umtiti was already an unused replacement in Barca’s 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, given a start on Saturday at Celta Vigo.
Real Madrid’s 1-0 victory over Getafe on Thursday left the second-placed side of Quique Setien to trail LaLiga ‘s leaders by four points, with five games to go.