Gerard Pique ‘facing six months out’ with a knee injury that forced him off in TEARS in Barcelona’s defeat by Atletico Madrid as Ronald Koeman’s defensive injury crisis deepens
- Gerard Pique was forced to tears after suffering a horrific injury for Barcelona
- The Spain international was forced off in their 1-0 defeat by Atletico Madrid
- Reports suggest the dressing room have confirmed it as a serious injury
Barcelona’s misery at being beaten by Atletico Madrid was made worse after Gerard Pique was forced off with a knee injury as the club’s injury crisis deepened.
The 33-year-old was forced off the field at the Wanda Metropolitano in tears with a potentially serious knee injury after a freak collision with Angel Correa.
Sport suggest Pique could be facing a six-month lay-off, adding to the growing list of absentees for Barca, who are already without Ansu Fati and Samuel Umtiti, while Sergi Roberto also hobbled off in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat.
Gerard Pique was forced to tears after suffering a serious knee injury vs Atletico Madrid
Spain international had a horrific collision with Angel Correa which bent his knee awkwardly
The Catalan side were in desperate need of a positive result going into the game but went behind after Yannick Carrasco took advantage of a Marc Andres ter Stegen in the game’s only goal just before half time.
It went from bad to worse after the break for Barca after Correa fell with his full weight onto Pique’s outstretched leg forcing it to bend in an awkward direction, with the Spaniard visibly distressed.
It is believed the dressing room have already recognised it as a serious injury and could force the Spain international out for six months.
The 33-year-old was visibly distressed and down on the field for some time during game
It was another miserable day for Barca who lost 1-0 in a crucial tie against Atletico
The unconventional manner in which his leg was forced has led to many to speculate it could be an anterior cruciate ligament injury, known as one of the worst for a footballer.
After another disastrous day in a difficult season for Ronald Koeman’s side, their third defeat leaves them 10th in LaLiga, nine points behind Atletico in second.
Barca confirmed the knee injury to Pique after the game but did not specify the seriousness, whilst also noting Roberto’s injury.
Koeman expressed his concern after the game, saying: ‘The injuries of Piqué and Sergi Roberto are worrying me. We look forward to seeing the results after tomorrow to know how long they will be out for.’
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