In an official statement, Barcelona have confirmed that Ronald Araujo has picked up an injury to his left adductor during the Clasico against Real Madrid on Sunday night.
“First-team player Ronald Araujo suffers an adductor injury in his left thigh. He is low and his evolution will mark its availability,” the statement read.
Araujo showed signs of discomfort in the latter stages of the game at Spotify Camp Nou last night, but played through the pain barrier and helped Barça pull through to a 2-1 victory.
Following the game, he was seen putting an ice pack on his thigh, which led to speculations of an injury.
Tests were carried out earlier today and reports had claimed that he could be out for two-three weeks due to the minor injury.
Now, Barcelona have officially confirmed the nature of the injury, while not providing any timeline for the defender’s recovery.
However, given that he is now injured, Araujo will certainly miss Uruguay’s friendly fixtures against Japan and South Korea.
The plan for him is to return in time for the club’s next El Clasico in the semi-final second leg against Real Madrid at Spotify Camp Nou on April 5.