Xavi Hernández would be left without one of his most important central defenders for the next few games. Eric Garcia presented an injury to his right thumb suffered this Thursday and will have to undergo surgery, which is why he could miss the rest of the 2021-22 season.
“First team player Eric Garcia has an injury to the thumb of his right hand that requires surgical treatment. The player will be operated on tomorrow by Dr. Xavier Mir under the supervision of the club’s medical services”, announced the entity in a statement.
To know the time off, you will have to wait until Friday, when the club will provide a new medical report once the intervention is finished.
Eric Garcia received a yellow card in the win over Celta de Vigo (3-1) last Tuesday at the Camp Nou, which led to a suspension, so he was not going to play this weekend against Getafe.
However, this injury could also leave him out of the last LaLiga Santander game, on Sunday May 22 against Villarreal at the Camp Nou. Eric Garcia has played 35 games this season in all competitions, 25 of them in LaLiga.
Thus, Barcelona enlarges its infirmary with the injuries of Nico, Pedri, Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Dest and Araujo, and now they are joined by Eric Garcia who, except for an unexpected script twist, may not be available to face Villarreal in the last day of the league championship.
Thinking about the duel this weekend against Getafe, Xavi, then, will have to resort to Clément Lenglet, Óscar Mingueza or Samuel Umtiti for the commitment.
These casualties do nothing more than confirm Barça’s needs in defense for the next campaign. In addition to Andreas Christensen, the arrival of César Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso have become crucial at Barcelona.