In a statement, Barcelona made it clear that his 26-year-old, who has been suffering from persistent pain in his knee since the World Cup 2018, must undergo treatment, and he will be absent, according to the progression of the injury.
The world champion suffered a calf injury to his right leg early last month after the Catalan team’s exercises resumed after a long hiatus due to the outbreak of the new Coronavirus.
Umtiti participated last Saturday in the face of Celta Vigo, but he missed a draw against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. Only 17 games have been played this season in various competitions.
At the beginning of the season, he had suffered two injuries in his foot and knee, due to which he missed ten matches between September and November.
Barcelona, champions in the last two seasons, are four points behind leaders Real Madrid because of their recent negative results since the resumption of the League.