Just as Samuel Umtiti is trying to put his injury behind him and return to playing regular football, the Barcelona loanee picked up a shoulder injury during Lecce’s clash with Hellas Verona at the start of today.
The French center back left Barça in the summer window, with Italian side Lecce on loan with no option for a permanent transfer.
Although he had to wait for his first time, Umtiti grew at the back for the Serie A outfit and showed some impressive performances, even receiving praise from the president of Lecce.
However, earlier today, the Barcelona lone suffered a shoulder injury during Lecce’s Serie A match against Hellas Verona.
The injury was caused by a collision with Verona’s Milan Djuric. As he tried to soldier on, the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner could not continue and fell to the pitch and grabbed his shoulder. Finally, he had to be taken off in the 73rd minute.
It was a sad sight as Umtiti walked off the pitch with tears in his eyes, suggesting the injury could be serious.
According to reports in Italy (h/t Gianluca DiMarzio), the debtor of Barcelona will undergo tests to determine the extent of his injury.
Including today’s game, Umtiti has made eight appearances for Lecce this season and has played a key role in helping them avoid the relegation battle. release.
Due to his past efforts and injuries, Umtiti is playing without any fitness problems this season which is a very good situation for the player. So, this will come as a shock for the French, who will hope to create a quick recovery.