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Barcelona provide major injury update on Clement Lenglet

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The Catalans have confirmed the French defender has suffered a hamstring injury.

Clement Lenglet has been out of action for most of the current campaign, making only 16 appearances for Barcelona. The Frenchman has not played for the Blaugrana since their 1-0 win over Alaves on January 23.

The club have now published an injury update on Lenglet, confirming he has suffered a hamstring injury.

“Test conducted on Clement Lenglet on the morning of Thursday 3 February has revealed an injury to the femoral biceps in his left hamstring,” Barca’s statement reads.

The club have not provided a date for Lenglet’s return. 

The Frenchman remained a regular starter under Ronald Koeman last season, despite more than a few poor performances. However, the arrival of Xavi Hernandez has changed the situation for the 26-year-old.

He has slipped down the pecking order behind Ronald Araujo and Gerard Pique, who form Xavi’s first-choice central backline. Lenglet’s countryman Samuel Umtiti is also out of action with an injury.

Araujo is currently on international duty with Uruguay. However, he will most likely return for Barca’s crucial match against Atletico Madrid on Sunday. Another defensive choice for the Catalans is Eric Garcia, who has returned to training in recent days after recovering from an injury. 

Following the Atletico clash, Barcelona will play against Espanyol on February 13.