Gerard Pique ‘faces six months away’ with a knee injury that forced him to TEARS in Barcelona’s defeat to Atletico Madrid as Ronald Koeman’s defensive injury crisis worsens
- Gerard Pique was forced to tears after suffering horrific injury for Barcelona
- He fell in agony while holding his knee after a freak collision with Angel Correa
- The Spain international limped in his 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid
- Barca dressing reports suggest they fear serious injury
Barcelona’s misery of being beaten by Atletico Madrid was compounded after Gerard Pique was forced to leave with a knee injury as the club’s injury crisis worsened.
The 33-year-old was forced to leave the pitch at Wanda Metropolitano in tears with a potentially serious knee injury after an abnormal collision with Angel Correa.
Sport suggest Pique could face a six-month layoff, adding to the growing list of absent from Barca, who are already without Ansu Fati and Samuel Umtiti, while Sergi Roberto also hampered in the 1- defeat. 0 from Saturday.
Gerard Pique was forced to cry after suffering an alleged knee injury at Atletico Madrid
The Spanish star suffered an abnormal collision with Angel Correa who awkwardly bent his knee
The Catalan squad desperately needed a positive result before half-time but fell behind after Yannick Carrasco took advantage of a Marc-André ter Stegen error in the game’s only goal just before half-time. time.
Things turned from bad to worse after the break for Barca when Correa fell with his full weight on Pique’s outstretched leg, forcing him to bend in an awkward direction, with the Spaniard visibly distressed.
It is believed the dressing room has already recognized it as a serious injury and could force the Spain international out for six months.
The 33-year-old was visibly in distress and on the pitch for some time during the game
It was another miserable day for Barca who lost 1-0 at Wanda Metropolitano thanks to a Yannick Carrasco strike in the first half (above)
The unconventional way his leg was forced has led many to speculate that it could be an anterior cruciate ligament injury, which could lead the Spaniard to be sidelined for a long time of the season.
After another disastrous day in a difficult season for Ronald Koeman’s side, their third loss leaves them 10th in LaLiga, nine points behind Atletico in second.
Barca confirmed Pique’s knee injury after the game but did not specify the severity, while noting Roberto’s injury.
Koeman expressed his concern after the game, saying: “Pique and Sergi Roberto’s injuries worry me. We can’t wait to see the results the day after tomorrow to see how long they will be out.