The Catalan giant and multiple champion of Spain, FC Barcelona, is also dealing with injuries this season, which for some reason has been a trend for months. We don't know why it happened so often with Barcelona players, but some journalists want to investigate how they train the players and if there is something that is being hidden from the public eye.
The last one to get injured is Rafinha, again it's a muscle, that is, the back, just like Ronald Araujo and Pedri experienced this season. A very awkward situation for the Barcelona manager as well as for the entire administration.
Because this "trend" has become very worrying lately. Journalists are putting a lot of pressure to reduce the intensity of the training. Rafinha will be out for around three weeks, which means he will not play against Porto and Granada until the international break, and the big question is whether he will be ready for Athletic Bilbao on October 23.
This adds fuel to the fire of already angry fans.
Rafinha will be ready for the derby with Real Madrid
The big derby against Real Madrid is approaching soon, and what is still encouraging is that Rafinha will certainly be ready for the first league "El Clasico", which is scheduled for October 28 at "Montjuic".
This is certainly the most important game for the two clubs during the entire season, and for the fans it certainly is. The fans are already thinking a lot about that derby, which is expected throughout the year. Until then, Pedri will be back, the plan is for him to play against Bilbao the weekend before Real, while Frenkie de Jong is waiting for a longer break, probably 2 months.
On Wednesday, from 21:00, Barcelona visits Porto in the Uefa Champions League, and then Granada on Sunday, followed by the October representative break. There is now a fear that some players could get injured during that break because it is very common when players change their training. Big trouble for Xavi, but considering his love for the club, we hope he will find a solution.