Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti out for three weeks due to hamstring injury

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Samuel Umtiti returned to Barcelona to undergo a series of tests to determine the extent of the injury and the reigning Spanish champions have now announced he faces a three-week spell on the sidelines.

The centre-back suffered the muscular issue while away on international duty with France this week and was forced to pull out of the squad for Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Sweden.

“First-team player Samuel Umtiti has suffered a ruptured muscle in the femoral biceps of his left leg,” a statement on the club’s official website reads.

“The player underwent medical tests on Thursday which confirmed the injury.

“Umtiti is expected to be out of action for three weeks.”

The hamstring problem will see Umtiti miss the games against Malaga, Celtic, Real Sociedad and Hercules, while he becomes a doubt for the match versus Real Madrid on December 3.

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