LaLiga: Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen ruled out for upto four weeks with calf injury, say FC Barcelona

Belgian international Thomas Vermaelen is expected to miss La Liga games against Celta Vigo, Getafe and Eibar, as well as a return to Levante in the Copa del Rey

Agence France-Presse December 17, 2018 22:54:59 IST
LaLiga: Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen ruled out for upto four weeks with calf injury, say FC Barcelona

Barcelona: Barcelona have confirmed Thomas Vermaelen will be out for around four weeks with a calf injury.

LaLiga Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen ruled out for upto four weeks with calf injury say FC Barcelona

File image of Thomas Vermaelen. Reuters

Vermaelen had to be substituted during the second half of Barca's 5-0 win away at Levante on Sunday.

The club wrote in a statement on Monday: "Tests carried out on the defender show that he has a torn muscle in his right calf and will be out for around 4 weeks."

Vermaelen's Barcelona career has been plagued by injuries but he had enjoyed a run in the team in recent weeks, with Samuel Umtiti nursing a knee problem.

The Belgian international is expected to miss La Liga games against Celta Vigo, Getafe and Eibar, as well as a return to Levante in the Copa del Rey.

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