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Barcelona confirm De Jong injury, no return date set yet

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Barcelona have confirmed Frenkie de Jong has suffered a muscle injury. The 23-year-old now faces an anxious wait to know how long he’ll be on the sidelines.

Frenkie de Jong is the latest Barcelona star set with the prospect of facing a spell on the sidelines.

 The Catalan giants confirmed on Sunday that tests have revealed an injury to the midfielder’s right leg.

De Jong started for Barcelona in their La Liga restart fixture against Mallorca but missed the games against Leganes and Sevilla.

Barcelona now wait anxiously to know the extent of his injury as the midfielder will undergo further evaluation.

“The clinical follow-up on Frenkie De Jong has uncovered an injury in the soleus of his right leg. The evolution of the injury will condition the player’s availability.” a statement said on the Barcelona website.

The Dutchman has only missed three La Liga games for Barca this season in total and his absence comes as a big blow for Quique Setien.

De Jong has been integral to Barcelona’s midfield play and the club would be hoping it’s not an extended spell on the sidelines for the 23-year-old.