- Major blow for Barcelona as their dependable defender has suffered an injury on international duty
- Ronald Araujo suffered a first-half injury in Uruguay's friendly match against Iran on Friday
- He joins Barcelona teammates Jules Kounde, Memphis Depay, and Frenkie De Jong on the sidelines
The international break is a two-week period that is dreaded by every single football club because of the injuries that it can lead to.
Barcelona star defender Ronald Araujo has been victimized this time out.
The 23-year-old asked to be substituted 20 seconds of Uruguay's friendly encounter against Iran at the NV Arena on Friday afternoon.
The centre-back limped off after seeming to have a problem with a muscle injury, according to Uruguay sports journalist Martin Charquero.
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Reports suggest Araujo most likely suffered an abductor muscle injury and hip flexor.
The in-form defender was hooked off immediately for Agustín Rogel and it remains to be seen how much he spends on the sidelines.
Araujo joins Jules Kounde, Frenkie De Jong and Memphis Depay already on the sidelines after one game for their country this week.
With the return leg clash against Bayern Munich in the Champions League and the El Clasico encounter with Real Madrid all coming up after the international break, Xavi Hernandez will be hoping it is a minor issue.
Barcelona Suffer Injury Blow As Three Players Limp Off on International Duty
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Spanish powerhouse Barcelona have been dealt with an injury blow in the international break, as three of their key players suffered various form of injuries.
Jules Kounde, Memphis Depay, and Frenkie de Jong were all withdrawn while playing for their respective countries on Thursday evening.
Kounde started the game for France against Austria in Paris but quickly felt pain in his thigh, and he was brought off just before the break as a precaution.
Source: Sports Brief News