Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti is yet again out with another knee injury.
This is his 11th injury in the last four years of being with the Catalan club. Quique Setien’s side said that he will be out for “minimum of five weeks”, which is unfortunate for the defender.
“The first team player Samuel Umtiti has a problem with his left knee and will undergo conservative treatment,” the club announced in a statement on Friday.
“The player is not available and his recovery will dictate when he can return. Umtiti has made 18 appearances this season, 13 in the league, three in the Champions League, the Copa del Rey quarter-final against Athletic in San Mamés and the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup against Atlético.
“The Frenchman’s last appearance was in the starting XI against Celta Vigo in Balaídos, a game in which he played all 90 minutes.”
Umtiti took to Instagram and posted this caption following his injury – a cryptic message.
“I wish I could go back to the past, not to change things, but to relive the time when I was happy and didn’t know it.”
Maybe the injury hit him harder than we thought.