By Milcah Tanimu
Barcelona has officially announced that their star striker, Robert Lewandowski, has sustained an injury that may keep him sidelined for approximately three to four weeks.
Lewandowski took the field alongside his teammates in the match against Porto but was forced to leave the game in the 34th minute due to a harsh tackle from Porto’s Fabio Cardoso that occurred in the 28th minute.
Initially, it appeared that he might continue playing, as he remained on the bench with the substitutes rather than heading to the dressing room. However, subsequent medical assessments have confirmed that the former Bayern Munich player will be unavailable for an estimated four weeks.
This injury setback adds Lewandowski to the growing list of Barcelona players on the sidelines, which includes Frenkie De Jong, Raphinha, and Pedri.
As a result of his injury, the 35-year-old striker will be absent from the upcoming match against Granada this weekend and also Poland’s Euro 2024 qualifiers against the Faroe Islands and Moldova.
Furthermore, there is the possibility that Lewandowski may miss the first El Clasico of the season, scheduled for October 28th, depending on his recovery progress.