LaLiga: Barcelona's injury woes worsen as defender Thomas Vermaelen sidelined for six weeks with hamstring injury
Thomas Vermaelen's problems with injury have reared their head yet again, with the Belgian defender picking up an injury in a match against Switzerland in the Nations League.
Barcelona: Barcelona's Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen will be sidelined for around six weeks after picking up a right hamstring injury while on international duty, the Spanish giants said Monday.
The 32-year-old, who has been hit by a string of injuries since signing for the Catalan club in 2014, limped off the field in the second half of Belgium's 2-1 win over Switzerland in the Nations League on Friday.
"Tests carried out this morning confirm that first team player Thomas Vermaelen has a right hamstring injury. He will be sidelined for approximately six weeks," the club said in a statement.
The injury leaves Barcelona short of options in defence as the team is already without French centre-back Samuel Umtiti who has a knee injury, with only Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet at their disposal.
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