Barcelona’s injury woes have worsened with defender Andreas Christensen suffering a ligament sprain in his ankle in Tuesday’s 1-0 Champions League defeat to Inter Milan.
- Andreas Christensen injured a ligament in his left ankle
- Christensen is fourth Barcelona player to sustain an injury
- Christensen has started all three of Barcelona’s Champions League games
- Barcelona defender Andreas Christensen injured a ligament in his left ankle during their 1-0 Champions League loss to Inter Milan. Christensen will have tests later on Wednesday to determine the extent of the injury.
Christensen, who left Chelsea for Barcelona in the off-season on a free transfer, was substituted and replaced by Gerard Pique after being forced off the field in the 58th minute of Tuesday’s match.
The Dane is the fourth Barcelona player to sustain an injury, joining Hector Bellerin, Jules Kounde, and Ronald Araujo (adductor) (muscular problems). Barcelona will play host to Celta Vigo.
Christensen’s injury happens just before a series of challenging matches, including this weekend’s La Liga match against Celta Vigo, the rematch with Inter on October 12, and the Clasico match against Real Madrid on October 16.
After that, the Blaugrana played in LaLiga matches against Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao. Gerard Pique, a seasoned defender who will probably be considered for the starting lineup, took over for the former Chelsea defender.
Christensen has started all three of Barcelona’s Champions League games this season, in addition to three LaLiga games.
The 26-year-old Dane joins Ronald Araujo, Frenkie de Jong, Memphis Depay, Hector Bellerin, Jules Kounde, and other injured players at Camp Nou.