FC Barcelona learn how long they could lose Pedri and Frenkie De Jong for

Pedri and Frenkie De Jong go off injured in the game against Athletic Bilbao.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Pedri and Frenkie De Jong suffered injuries in the first half against Bilbao.
Pedri and Frenkie De Jong suffered injuries in the first half against Bilbao.
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FC Barcelona drew 0-0 against Athletic Bilbao in La Liga today at the San Mames stadium. The result felt like a loss to Barcelona because it was a missed opportunity to get closer to Real Madrid in the league table. Real Madrid are on 66 points while FC Barcelona are on 58 points. What makes this game even worse is that the team now loses two key players ahead of their next matches. Frenkie De Jong and Pedri suffered injuries in the first half against Athletic Bilbao. FC Barcelona now has an idea of how long these two crucial players will miss ahead of the rest of the season.

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Frenkie De Jong was injured in the 22nd minute as he twisted his ankle after jumping. It looked nasty for Barca fans as he landed with the ankle going to the side. De Jong couldn't walk off and had a vehicle to take him off the pitch. Pedri suffered pain in his hamstring, and late in the first half, he went down as he couldn't continue. Pedri was crying as he had helped to leave the pitch. Pedri also cried on the bench, knowing he would be out of action again.

Diario AS reporter Javi Miguel reports that everything indicates that Frenkie de Jong has a sprained right ankle; it will be very difficult for him to be ready for the match against Napoli. Pedri is 100% ruled out for the match vs Napoli. Barcelona will play Napoli in the Champions League Round of 16 second leg, where both are drawing 1-1 on aggregate.

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Ter Stegen and Xavi reacted to the injuries of Pedri and De Jong

Ter Stegen talked after the game and said, "When the two key players go down it's very noticeable, but the youngsters have come in who have also done well. I hope Pedri and Frenkie's injuries are not serious."

Xavi spoke about the injuries and worried Barca fans. Xavi said, "Pedri and De Jong’s injuries do not look good, unfortunately. It seems serious. We are sad, as I think they will be out for some time."

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