After defeating Real Madrid at the Camp Nou 2-1, advancing towards practically crowning the championship and once again stopping Vinicius’ danger, Araujo ended the match with unease. And the heart of Barcelona’s defense, after completing another great performance, will have to rest, as Barcelona explained in an official statement.
FC Barcelona published, on social media, the extent of the injury this morning, Monday: “The first-team player, Ronald Araujo, suffers from an injury to the adductor muscle in the left thigh. He will need to rest and his recovery will determine when he comes back.”
Araujo will not be able to travel to his country’s national team. Uruguay, during this international break, will face Japan on March 24 and South Korea on March 28. Both friendlies will be missed by the international to recover in Barcelona.
When will he be able to return with Barcelona?
The next match for FC Barcelona after the international break in La Liga will be on April 1 at the Elche stadium. Given the situation of Xavi Hernandez’s men, the decision can be made not to risk the central defense so that he can reach the El Clasico Cup in the best possible conditions, and that is the main goal.
Before the match against Almeria, Araujo himself explained: “I have a little discomfort in the adductor muscle where I got injured.” This season he has not played for a long time, he even missed playing in the World Cup due to a long-term injury.
Although Barcelona, as usual, did not announce the period of time in which Araujo will be out of the team, the date of his return marked in red on the calendar is April 5 when Real Madrid will visit Barcelona Stadium again for the second leg of the semi-finals of the Cup competition.