So that, Setién will not be able to enjoy the “winter signing”, as he defined it, staying in addition with a template totally uncovered by having only 16 chips from the first team, since the decline of Dembélé must be added that of Luis Suárez, which still has three months of recovery.There is no doubt that all the planning of the season is supported by pins. With a staff of 16 players it is practically impossible to face the agenda of games that comes to Barcelona between the Cup, Champions and League. When bad news accumulates in ‘Can Barça’ they fall one after the other. Since the dismissal of Ernesto Valverde, the club has entered a maelstrom of bad decisions and mistakes that have led to a dead end.The last one occurred this morning when the French striker has passed some new tests on his right leg because the back of his thigh was still hurting after the puncture he suffered during Monday’s training. What was the surprise when the ultrasound performed revealed a complete rupture of the proximal tendon of the biceps femoris of the right leg. An injury similar to that which occurred in his first year as a Blaugrana and forced him to go through the operating room and be four months off.The club has not yet ruled on the method that will be followed, but AS has learned from sources consulted that the only possible alternative is surgery. It will be the Finnish traumatologist again, Sakari Orava, who intervenes with the player, just as he did three years ago. On that occasion the break was in the left leg.
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