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Barca Defender Araujo To Undergo Surgery, Set To Miss 2022 World Cup

Barca Defender Araujo To Undergo Surgery, Set To Miss 2022 World Cup

Barcelona have confirmed their Uruguayan defender Ronald Araujo will undergo surgery on a thigh injury picked up while playing for Uruguay over the international break.

Araujo has opted to go under the knife and is now set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

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However Barca have not said how long he will he out for but reports suggest it will be around two to three months.

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This could see Araujo miss out on a place in Uruguay’s squad at this year’s World Cup in Qatar in November.

A statement from Barca read:“Ronald Araujo will undergo surgery on Wednesday for the adductor longus tendon avulsion he has in his right thigh. The operation will be carried out by Dr. Lasse Lempainen, under the supervision of the Club’s medical staff, in Turku, Finland.”

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The news is a massive blow as the defender is one of the first names on Xavi’s teamsheet.

Yet Xavi does have other options he can use at center-back and will now have to rethink his backline, particularly with Jules Kounde also sidelined at present.

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