The alarms go off: Koundé and Depay, KO a month after the Clásico

France’s plague of injuries in this national team break added a new member this Thursday. Jules Koundé, Barcelona defender, was injured against Austria just 20 minutes into the Nations League group stage match. The center-back noticed some discomfort and immediately afterwards asked for the change. William Saliba replaced him.

While waiting for the tests to clarify the seriousness of Koundé’s injury, the former Sevilla player was able to leave the pitch with his own feet and without needing to request medical services, in what could be a good sign for the fans From Barcelona. In less than a month, specifically on October 16, the Classic will be played between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The other Barcelona player who has fallen on this first day of national team matches is Depay. The Dutch striker fell to the ground in the 50th minute of the Nations League match against Poland and he quickly put his hand to the hamstring of his left leg. The azulgrana was unable to continue on the pitch and had to be substituted. In the next few hours, tests will be done to find out the extent of the muscle injury he suffers.

Both cases occupy and worry within the Barça club. So much so that both return to Barcelona this Friday to undergo more tests to assess the extent of your injuries. Despite the fact that there is little information from the club about the condition of both, it seems clear that it may be serious muscle injuries. In both cases we would be talking about a hamstring injury. We will have to wait for the tests to finish specifying the diagnosis and prognosis, but in the club they are between pessimistic and cautious, as AS has learned.

Less worrying are the cases of Frenkie de Jong and Ousmane Dembélé. In fact, the two players will continue with their selections. The French striker felt overloaded in the calf and has decided to lower the intensity, while the Dutchman has noticed a small puncture in the back of the thigh.

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