Barcelona In just three months
In doing so, he became the 13th injured player for Barcelona this season, which means that more than half of the squad have been hit.
Neto: The former Valencia man broke a finger in pre-season and missed the first four fixtures of LaLiga Santander.
Semedo: The latest player affected, he’s expected to be out for around a month with a calf problem.
Todibo: After missing the first three games of the season with a muscle strain, he was forced off against Sevilla with another injury.
Umtiti: The Frenchman has missed seven games due to injury, relapsing every time he returns, due to a broken metatarsal and knee problems.
Jordi Alba: Another thigh problem means that the left-back’s ongoing injury concerns this season continue.
Arthur Melo: Surprisingly left out against Levante, Valverde later revealed that it was due to injury.
Sergi Roberto: Taken off against Eibar, he couldn’t play in Prague due to a knee ligament strain.
Junior Firpo: Another knee ligament strain prevented him from facing Osasuna while a muscle strain sidelined him a month later.
Dembele: Injury at San Mames produced controversy and forced him to miss five games, with another game against Getafe also missed due to a muscle problem.
Messi: Calf problems prevented him from playing in Barcelona‘s first five games, then only being capable of 45 minutes against Villarreal.
Luis Suarez: Another player to suffer with his calves, he was forced off against both Athletic and Levante and has now missed three games because of the issue.
Ansu Fati: Knee discomfort ruled him out of the trip to Getafe and the Champions League clash with Inter.
Carles Perez: He missed a few games with Barcelona after pulling a muscle with Spain Under-21s.