The French defender took a blow to his right foot in training and has fractured his fifth metatarsal bone
The first team player Samuel Umtiti took a blow to his right foot in training on Monday and has fractured his fifth metatarsal bone. The player will undergo surgery on Tuesday with Doctor Antoni Dalmau and with the Club’s medical services supervising. Another press release will be issued when the surgery has taken place.
Barca will be expected to give a firm timeframe on Umtiti’s recovery after his operation, but the 28-year-old will likely be facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to the serious nature of his foot injury.
Xavi will certainly be without Umtiti for the Blaugrana’s final two games before the international break, with a Copa del Rey round-of-16 tie against Athletic Club up next on Thursday before a clash with Alaves in La Liga three days later.
Umtiti has now missed over 500 days due to a combination of illness and injury since joining Barca from Lyon back in 2016.
The France international has still managed to appear in 133 games for the club across all competitions, though, while also getting his hands on two La Liga titles and three Copa del Rey crowns.