Barcelona defender Eric Garcia out for five weeks after right hamstring injury

The Barca defender left the field after 54 minutes of the game in Granada on Saturday, being replaced by Clement Lenglet.
FC Barcelona's Eric Garcia in action with Elche's Lucas Perez (REUTERS)
FC Barcelona's Eric Garcia in action with Elche's Lucas Perez (REUTERS)
Published on Jan 09, 2022 10:08 PM IST
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 FC Barcelona center-back Eric Garcia is out for around five weeks after a right hamstring injury, the La Liga club confirmed on Sunday.

"Tests carried out on Eric Garcia this morning confirmed a right hamstring injury. He is likely to be sidelined for around five weeks," FC Barcelona in a statement said.

The Barca defender left the field after 54 minutes of the game in Granada on Saturday, being replaced by Clement Lenglet. Barca dropped their first points of 2022 after drawing 1-1 in Granada. The Catalans were excellent value for their 1-0 lead on the hour mark but failed to kill off the game.

Then Gavi's sending off with ten minutes to go breathed new life into the home side, and their late charge produced an equaliser that means what really should have been three points ended up being just the one.

Instead, the Andalusians are able to celebrate a record third consecutive league game without defeat to FC Barcelona, having also drawn 1-1 at Camp Nou earlier this season and won 2-1 at the same stadium in April.

The outcome is that Barca have dropped to sixth following Real Sociedad's victory earlier in the day and pending what Rayo Vallecano do against Betis on Sunday. 

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.

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