Barcelona have confirmed that Jules Kounde has picked up a hamstring harm whereas away on worldwide obligation and is now a doubt to face rivals Actual Madrid subsequent month.
Kounde performed simply 23 minutes of France’s 2-0 win towards Austria within the Nations League on Thursday earlier than pulling up and being changed by William Saliba.
In a press release launched on Saturday morning, Barcelona confirmed that Kounde has undergone assessments and is now set for a spell on the sidelines.
“Assessments on Saturday morning have confirmed that Jules Kounde has a biceps femoris harm in his left hamstring. Consequently he’s unavailable for choice till he recovers,” the assertion learn.
Whereas Barcelona haven’t put a public timeframe on Kounde’s restoration, AS report that he’s more likely to miss their journey to Actual Madrid on 16 October.
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Barça may also face Inter within the Champions League twice previous to that journey to the Santiago Bernabeu, whereas they then host Bayern Munich in the direction of the tip of October.
Kounde is now additionally dealing with a race towards time to be match for the World Cup this winter, and he joins Barça teammate Ronald Araujo on the remedy desk after he picked up a thigh harm for Uruguay. Memphis Depay, Ousmane Dembele and Frenkie de Jong may also be monitored after equally selecting up issues on worldwide obligation.
Barcelona sit two factors behind Actual Madrid in La Liga’s desk, successful 5 and drawing one in all their opening six matches this season.