La Liga: Barcelona lose services of defender Nelson Semedo for five weeks due to thigh injury

Barcelona said on Sunday that Portuguese defender Nelson Semedo will be out for five weeks with an injury he picked up in Saturday's 6-1 win over Girona.

AFP February 25, 2018 22:15:12 IST
La Liga: Barcelona lose services of defender Nelson Semedo for five weeks due to thigh injury

Barcelona: Barcelona said on Sunday that Portuguese defender Nelson Semedo will be out for five weeks with an injury he picked up in Saturday's 6-1 win over Girona.

La Liga Barcelona lose services of defender Nelson Semedo for five weeks due to thigh injury

File image of Barcelona's Nelson Semedo. Reuters

The club said the player had damaged a muscle in his left thigh.

If Semedo is out until the end of March, he will miss at least six matches, including the Spanish league encounter with second-place Atletico Madrid next Saturday and the second leg of the Champions League tie with Chelsea on 14 March.

Semedo, a 24-year-old fullback, joined from Benfica for a reported fee of 30 million euros ($37 million) last summer and has appeared in 26 games for Barcelona, starting 20.

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