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Barcelona Confirm Neto Sprain


Barcelona made public Neto’s medical report. The Barca keeper sprained his ankle in the match against Ibiza.

The bad news reached Barca’s goalkeeping department. Barca released the medical report in which they confirmed Neto’s left ankle injury.

After the match against Ibiza, Barcelona already made Neto’s misfortune public. The keeper underwent more tests on Thursday that confirmed the injury.

“Medical tests conducted this Thursday have confirmed that Neto has sprained his left ankle. He's out and his progress will determine his availability”, Barca assured in the statement.

In this way, Quique Setién loses the goalkeeper that has been his backup for the whole season and that has started, until now, the only match Barca have played in the cup this season.

Thus, Iñaki Peña will travel with Barcelona for the next league matches. The youth team goalkeeper will be Ter Stegen’s backup for the next few Barca matches.

With the injury, Neto won't be available to face his ex team. Barcelona will visit the Mestalla on Saturday with the intention of defending top spot in La Liga.

INJURY UPDATE | Tests carried out this morning have confirmed that Neto has suffered a sprained left ankle. He's out and his progress will determine his availability. pic.twitter.com/UnVejbu6GA

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 23, 2020