Official: Barcelona midfielder picks up hamstring injury, doubt for El Clasico

 “Tests carried out today have shown that Frenkie de Jong has a right hamstring injury. He is out, and his recovery will determine his availability,” the official statement reads.

Barcelona, Spain - FC Barcelona has confirmed that midfielder Pedri Gonzalez has picked up a hamstring injury during a training session on Thursday. The injury puts his availability for the upcoming El Clasico match against arch-rivals Real Madrid in doubt.

Pedri has been a key player for Barcelona this season, featuring in 39 matches across all competitions and becoming a regular starter under new manager Ronald Koeman. The 18-year-old has impressed with his technical ability and vision on the ball, and has become an integral part of the team's midfield.

The injury news comes as a blow to Barcelona, who are currently in second place in the La Liga table, just one point behind league leaders Atletico Madrid. The El Clasico match against Real Madrid, scheduled for April 10, is a crucial fixture in their bid for the league title.

Barcelona released a statement on their official website confirming Pedri's injury, stating that the midfielder is undergoing further tests to determine the extent of the injury and his estimated recovery time.

The statement read, "Pedri Gonzalez has picked up an injury to his left hamstring during Thursday's training session. The player is currently undergoing further medical tests to determine the extent of the injury and his estimated recovery time."

The news of Pedri's injury has sparked concern among Barcelona fans, who will be hoping for a speedy recovery for the young midfielder. With just a few weeks remaining in the La Liga season, every match is crucial for the team's title aspirations, and Pedri's absence would be a significant blow.

Barcelona will be hoping for positive news from the medical tests, as they prepare for their upcoming league match against Real Valladolid on Monday. The team will be looking to maintain their winning form and keep the pressure on Atletico Madrid at the top of the table, as they continue their quest for the La Liga title.

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