Samuel Umtiti has suffered yet another knee injury. FC Barcelona have confirmed that the French defender will be sidelined until further notice. Umtiti skipped several training sessions this week after he complained about discomfort in his left knee.
Barcelona released an official statement on Friday announcing that the defender will be treated conservatively and they have not given a timetable for a possible return. Umtiti did play the full 90 minutes during Barcelona’s 2-2 draw with Celta de Vigo, but missed the midweek clash with Atletico Madrid.
Losing Umtiti to an injury is another blow for the Blaugrana after star midfielder Frenkie de Jong had suffered a muscle injury. The midfielder has already missed four games and could even be out for the rest of the season. Barcelona currently trails Real Madrid by four points in La Liga after their draw with Atletico and Madrid’s 1-0 over Getafe.