Barcelona lose key defender Ronald Araujo due to a long term injury

Ronald Ajauho
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Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Linares Deportivo in the Copa del Rey came at the expense of Barcelona.

After coming back in the first half, the Catalans came back with goals from Ousmane Dembele and Ferran Jutgla to advance to the next round.

However, during the match, the Blaugrana suffered a few blows as Ronald Araujo and Frenkie de Jong both had to come out with night injuries at the Estadio de Linarejos.

Araujo started the game against Linares but had to go on holiday after suffering a wrist injury. Now, Diario AS reports that after the initial scan it was confirmed that the Uruguayan defender had a broken wrist on his right wrist.

More tests are expected today, but all point to a 22-year-old defender’s long-term dismissal.

Araujo has been one of Barcelona’s leading players in the ongoing campaign. The former Boston River ace has become the leader behind the Catalans and has done the job as a defender over time, demonstrating his commitment and performance in many ways.

With reports that he may be out for a few months, the development comes as a major contribution to Xavi Hernandez & co. More updates on the severity of the injury and the timing of his recovery are expected to appear later today.

As for Frankie de Jong, he is believed to have suffered a muscle injury. Like Araujo, he will be re-examined today before a clear picture of his condition emerges.

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