Barcelona announced today, Sunday, the final diagnosis of Gerard Pique, Barcelona defender.
Pique fell on the Atlético de Madrid match yesterday, following a joint ball with Angel Correa, and then cried off the pitch.
Barcelona said in an official statement: “Today, tests were conducted on Pique, and showed that he had a third-degree sprain of the collateral ligament of the knee.”
The statement added, “Pique also suffers from a partial anterior cruciate ligament injury in the right knee, and the player’s absence depends on the pace of recovery from the injury.”
The Spanish newspaper “Marca” reported that the first injury would cost Pique not to play for at least 6 to 8 weeks.
While the second injury is more dangerous, and the player needs 2 to 3 months to recover, depending on the condition of the cruciate ligament.