Barca's Griezmann injured, likely to miss title run-in
July 12, 2020 07:51 PM NPT
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Espanyol - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - July 8, 2020 Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Albert Gea/File Photo
BARCELONA, July 12: Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann is set to miss his side’s final two La Liga games after sustaining a thigh injury during Saturday’s 1-0 win over Real Valladolid.
Griezmann, who has had an underwhelming season since an 120-million-euro move from Atletico Madrid last year, came off at halftime and a statement from Barca on Sunday said he had injured his right thigh.
The club did not say how long the France striker would be out for although newspaper Sport said he would be sidelined for three weeks, ruling him out of Thursday’s home game against Osasuna and their final match, away to Alaves, next Sunday.
The win over Valladolid kept Barca in the title race, although leaders Real can extend their lead at the top back to four points if they beat Granada on Sunday.