Barcelona’s Memphis Depay celebrates the goal during a Spanish first division league football match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol in Barcelona, Spain, on Nov. 20, 2021.
The club also informs that Memphis has “injured the biceps femoris in his left hamstring” and will also be “out of action until he recovers.”
The Dutch international is currently Barca’s top scorer with eight goals in his first La Liga campaign.
The duo are joining an already long list of absentees which includes Kun Aguero, Martin Braithwaite, Ansu Fati, Pedri and Sergi Roberto, who had a successful operation on a thigh injury on Thursday and is likely to be sidelined for three to four months.
The problems for FC Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez got even worse on Thursday after the club confirmed injuries to left-back Jordi Alba and forward Memphis Depay.
The injuries were confirmed less than a day after Barca saw their interest in the Champions League ended at the group stage for the first time since 2003 after a 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.
Alba suffered a hamstring injury in the 30th minute of that defeat, with the club commenting that the veteran will be “unavailable until he recovers.” However, the 32-year-old is unlikely to return before the end of the year and will miss Sunday’s visit to play Osasuna, as well as a home game against Elche and a tough visit to play Sevilla.