Injuries send Koeman to the infirmary

The last medical part of the Barcelona it has only amplified a longstanding problem. Pedri González and George Alba they ended the match against Bayern Munich injured and both are pending evolution to know when they will be available. These last two setbacks, added to that of Martin Braithwaite a few days ago and those who already kicked with the injuries of Philippe Coutinho O Ansu The fate or the constant relapses of the past course of men like Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique O Ronald Araujo, fill the glass with the patience of a Ronald Koeman who lives on Groundhog Day with his infirmary.

There is some nervousness with the current situation of the Barça, not only with the sporting course and what sowed the bulky and painful defeat against the Bayern, but also due to the latest events in relation to nursing that add to that bitter feeling generated by the entity’s medical services and how annoying it is to Koeman. Lesions of Pedri and George Alba they give an almost definitive blow to the confidence between the coaching staff and the staff and the medical services, both the physiotherapists and the medical area.

One of the ones that hurts the most is Pedri González. The Canarian footballer, after more than 70 consecutive games without a break, enjoyed two weeks of vacation from Ronald Koeman. He did not play in Getafe and was not cited by Luis Enrique. He cut his rest and returned a couple of days earlier, this past September 6. It was not enough to regain his rhythm: it was demanded before him Bayern and ended with “a muscle injury to the quadriceps of the left thigh,” according to the Barça. He will be out and his evolution will mark his return to the playing fields. In all his first season he did not accuse any setbacks and in this one he arrives just after a little less than two weeks of vacation.

In case of George Alba once again points to medical services. He arrived between cottons from his time in the Spanish team and was a doubt until the last minute to play against him Bayern. Finally, his name was among the eleven chosen. It was in minute 73 when he was substituted due to discomfort and the medical tests carried out detected that he suffers “An injury to the biceps femoris of the right thigh” and it will be at least a couple of weeks in the dry dock. More problems.

These have been the last two but just a couple of days ago the case was revealed Braithwaite, who will spend the rest of 2021 recovering from his surgery after detecting “a patellofemoral injury in his left knee.” Everything begins in the last league match of the culés, against Getafe. The striker had to be replaced in the absence of a quarter of an hour before the end of the crash: he fell to the ground and needed medical assistance due to discomfort in his left leg.

The Dane was subjected to medical tests that initially ruled out any serious ailment. Hence, the entity reported that what it suffered Braithwaite they were just “annoyances.” The footballer then traveled with his team despite this and his evolution was followed from Barcelona in communication with the professionals in Denmark. A conservative treatment was chosen. He arrived last Saturday to partially train with his teammates when knee pain woke up again: his cartilage was inflamed. The lurching of the medical services signals them once more.

The cases of Coutinho and Ansu Fati

It happened in the early stages of last season, but their cases are still going strong. Ansu The fate and Philippe Coutinho are two clear examples that something is wrong in the medical area of ​​the Barcelona. Both footballers suffered sensitive injuries. The youth squad was injured at the end of November due to an injury to the internal meniscus of his left knee and has been in a horror movie ever since, trying to get out of it. Three steps under the knife later, the young winger is in the final stretch of his recovery about to return to the pitch.

Already did Coutinho, who returned eight and a half after the injury to the external meniscus of the left knee that he suffered on December 29 against Eibar. He underwent surgery and in the month of April, after several I want and cannot, he underwent surgery again due to a meniscal cyst in his left knee. Both the Brazilian and the Spanish resorted to second opinions outside of FC Barcelona to find solutions to the slowness of their recoveries.

Given these cases, those of Sergi Roberto, Ousmane Dembele, Gerard Pique O Ronald Araujo During the past season they are in the background, but everything adds up. Each case is different but they all have in common small injuries that lead to relapses, either due to a poor analysis of their ailments or due to the precipitation of their returns to the lawn. The Era Koeman it is full of nonsense in the infirmary, bad decisions and a low credibility of its medical services.

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