Barcelona confirms Christensen ankle ligament sprain in Inter defeat


Andreas Christensen will join Frenkie de Jong, Memphis Depay, Hector Bellerin, Jules Kounde and Ronald Araujo on the sidelines injured.

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.

Christensen was substituted off in the 58th minute after struggling with the problem for several minutes and Barcelona have since confirmed a left ankle injury.

The club said further tests would be carried out on Wednesday to determine the full extent of the injury.

Christensen’s injury comes ahead of tough games, this weekend in La Liga against Celta Vigo, before the reverse fixture with Inter on October 12 and the Clasico against Real Madrid on October 16. The Blaugrana will then face Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao in LaLiga.

The former Chelsea defender has been replaced by veteran Gerard Pique, who is likely to enter the initial calculations.

Christensen has started three LaLiga games and all three of Barcelona’s Champions League games this term.

The 26-year-old Denmark international joins Frenkie de Jong, Memphis Depay, Hector Bellerin, Jules Kounde and Ronaldo Araujo on the Camp Nou sidelines through injury.

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