Barcelona have released an official update on the injuries of Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay divulging the details of their physical conditions.
Depay suffered a thigh injury during the Netherlands’ UEFA Nations League clash against Poland last Thursday and was taken off in the second half by manager Louis van Gaal.
The Dutchman was immediately ruled out for the Oranje’s next clash and it was confirmed that he would fly back to Barcelona.
Meanwhile, de Jong had also been substituted against Poland by van Gaal, but the Dutch tactician had insisted that it was more of a precautionary measure. However, soon it emerged that the midfielder, too, would play no further part with the Dutch national team and would return to Barça.
The Catalan club’s medical department carried out examinations on the Netherlands duo and have provided an official diagnosis of their injuries. The statement released by Barcelona reads as follows:
“The tests carried out this afternoon have confirmed the injuries of Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay.
“Midfielder Frenkie De Jong has a strain in the semitendinosus of his left thigh. He is short and his evolution will mark his availability. For its part, Memphis suffers an injury to the biceps femoris of the left thigh. He is low and its evolution will mark its availability.”
The duo join Jules Kounde and Ronald Araujo on the sidelines, with the latter set for surgery later this week that will keep him out of action for over two months.