Araujo with a calf injury could be missed against Napoli

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Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo, 22, is likely to miss out on Thursday’s clash with Napoli after he injure his right calf in Sunday’s draw with Espanyol.

Barcelona can confirm Ronald Araujo sustained a muscle strain on his right calf in Sunday’s 2-2 draw. With Espanyol and is pending testing ufabet. More But there are hints that the 22-year-old will miss out on Thursday’s Europa League round of 16 first leg against Napoli. According to Mundo deportivo

Araoujo was withdrawn from the pitch at half-time against Espanyol on Sunday. After the 22-year-old defender suffer a calf injury. With Eric Garcia coming on as his replacement, Azulgrana will still need to carry out further testing to determine the time frame for Araujo’s recovery. Causing him to miss the game against Napoli in the Europa League round of 16 first leg on Thursday. And possibly including the away game against Valencia on the Liga stage on Sunday February 20.

Aroujo’s injury leaves Barca coach Xavi Hernandez left. With only Eric Garcia and Oscar Minguesa available to play alongside Gerard Pique. Both Clement Lenglet and Samuel Umtiti are still recovering from injuries.

That gesture landed Araujo in hot water with Xavi. Who reminded the centre-back that he must respect everyone at all times, and now Araujo has apologised on Twitter.

“I want to apologise to everyone at Espanyol for the unfortunate gesture I made,” he wrote. “It was the result of the tension experience during a derby as intense as this one. I consider myself a person who respects fans and rival clubs. And that is why I am not proud of what happen.”