Barcelona say Deulofeu could be out for 8 weeks

, 20 December, 0comments  |  Jump to most recent
Forward's parent club have longer prognosis than Everton
Barcelona have said that they expect Gerard Deulofeu to be sidelined by the hamstring tear he suffered last weekend for between 6 and 8 weeks.

From the results of scans undertaken at Finch Farm on Sunday, Roberto Martinez had suggested that he expected Deulofeu back in around 5 weeks but his parent club are being more cautious about the injury.

The 19 year-old is back in Spain where he will recuperate over the Christmas period and he was examined by the Catalan club's medical staff who have a longer timeframe for his recovery than Everton's assessment.

A statement from Barcelona said: "The striker Gerard Deulofeu, who played this season on loan to Everton, will recover from injury in Barcelona in co-ordination with the medical services of the English club.

"The player has this afternoon undergone testing by the medical services of FC Barcelona have confirmed the biceps femoris muscle injury in his right leg.

"The downtime is approximately six to eight weeks. The recovery will be in Barcelona in conjunction with the medical services of Everton FC."


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