Serginio Dest cannot play next Sunday during the Clasico against Real Madrid. And Jaffe had to transfer the right defender from the bus to the hotel by his colleague Jaffe on Thursday evening after the European League match with Galatasaray (1-2). Tests indicate that Dest has suffered a hamstring injury, Barcelona reports. He did not say how long the previous Agasid would be absent. The injury is uncomfortable for Dest, who was called up to the US national team a few hours after the match against the Turks.
For Dest, the duel with Galatasaray ended ten minutes after the break, when Ronald Araujo was forced to substitute him. The American back is thought to have sustained a muscle injury, although further investigations are needed to determine the exact severity of the injury. The match with Real Madrid is expected to come very early, as Dest was unable to walk from the team bus to the hotel on his own.
Pictures circulating online show the former Ajax player sitting on Jaffe’s back as the two walk from the players’ bus to the hotel. “He had hamstring issues, and I hope it’s not serious,” Xavi said afterwards. Dest’s injury came when he started a sliding tackle on Mehmet Akturkoğlu after ten minutes of the break. Hours after his injury, it was announced that Dest would be in the United States’ squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica at the end of this month.
Pique also had to stop the fight early. The central defender left the field ten minutes before the end of time in favor of Clément Lenglet. “He said he was having trouble running, so we decided to change him,” Xavi said after the race. Movistar +† “Pique has had physical discomfort for a month.” The exact seriousness of the defender has yet to be determined. It is unknown if he will be fit in time for the Clasico.
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