La Liga Santander season has just begun, but FC Barcelona are already dealing a major blow in their first campaign since Messi. The club have confirmed that captain Gerard Pack has suffered a calf injury, but have not given details on how long he will be on the sidelines.
The injury comes on the heels of the club’s announcement that Sergio Aguero will be out for at least ten weeks this summer. Now that Lionel Messi has left the club, Pecki was seen as the man who would be in the best position to redeem the club from Argentina. Unfortunately, the start of the season will be more volatile than manager Ronald Koeman expected.
On Sunday, Tests confirmed that Puck suffered a calf injury during Barcelona’s 1-1 draw against Athletic Club Bilbao at the San Memes on Saturday. Peck felt pain in his left leg and was replaced in the 31st minute of the match.
The bloggers weren’t threatening before, and things got worse after the pack left the pitch. The hosts took control of the match, and Barcelona were lucky enough to save a point thanks to the bravery of Memphis Depp.
Paki, 34, is expected to be out for at least two weeks for further examination by the club’s medical team.
Ronald Arajo came to replace the pack against the Athletic Club, but he and Eric Garcia had a hard time finding their rhythm. The latter picked up a red card in the closing seconds of stoppage time, meaning he will miss the next match against Getafe on Sunday.
On a positive note, since Barcelona failed to field so many players this summer, Cuomo will have the option to remove his bench. Without Puck and Garcia, the Dutchman will travel to Arajo and Clement Langlett as his center-back duo on Sunday.