Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba has picked up a hamstring injury and will be sidelined for two to three weeks, according to the club’s official website.
The Spain international sustained the injury during the Catalans’ 0-0 draw with Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night.
After early indications suggested that the 30-year-old would be sidelined for over a month with this injury, AS (via Sport English) report that the knock is in fact not as bad as first feared, and that he should return to action “between 10-15 days”.
That does still mean that Alba will miss the Blaugrana’s upcoming La Liga fixtures against Granada, Villarreal and Getafe – with all three of those games coming in the next two weeks.
This does leave the left-back berth wide open for Junior Firpo to fill after the 23-year-old signed from Real Betis in the summer. Firpo is yet to start a game for Barca this term, but fans are hopeful that they’ll get to see more of him with Alba temporarily ruled out of action.
Time for firpo to shine
— 2k17 (@2k17champ) September 18, 2019
Thank God, at least Valverde will be forced to play Firpo now.
— Midas ❁ (@The_Gozie_Midas) September 18, 2019
This’s the time for Firpo to shine.
— Jordan95 HD (@jpglover95) September 18, 2019
Junior Firpo IN …. 🤙
— Avishek Choudhury (@avc2708) September 18, 2019
Great and its junior firpo’s time
— kim jin gyuu (@KimGyuu) September 18, 2019
Welcome Firpo… Play and shine.
— 🇦🇷 AbDuLlAh 🇪🇸 (@insights007) September 18, 2019
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