Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti out of action for three months

Barcelona have confirmed that Samuel Umtiti is expected to be out of action for up to three months after undergoing surgery on a fractured metatarsal. 

The centre-back had a procedure on his right foot on Tuesday and a club statement read: “Samuel Umtiti has undergone successful surgery on the fifth metatarsal of his right foot. Tuesday’s operation was performed by Dr Antoni Dalmau under the supervision of the FC Barcelona Medical Services. He is expected to be out of action for around three months.

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