FC Barcelona has confirmed that young attacker Ansu Fati suffered an injury in their 3-3 draw against Celta Vigo on Saturday.

The 19-year-old Fati was forced off in the first half in Galicia after pulling up in chasing a loose ball; the move came after he had scored earlier on as Barca raced to a 3-0 lead at the break.

Barca confirmed a hamstring muscle injury on the players following tests by the club’s medical team after the game. The news would be a blow for Barcelona who missed the services of the teenager for the majority of the last 12 months with a serious knee injury.

The club didn’t confirm the period the player will be out but it will be a blow for them with Fati having bagged four goals in the new season including the opener in their Saturday draw.

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The injury has also seen the player withdrawn from the Spain squad for their 2022 World Cup qualifier doubleheader, with Espanyol star Raul de Tomas called up as his replacement.

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