Barça is alarmed by Braithwaite, injured in the left knee. The forward is undergoing various medical tests to verify the severity of his physical problems.
The absence of the Dane, who already had to request the change against Getafe, leaves Koeman in a precarious situation to receive Bayern.
More trouble for Ronald Koeman . Injury Martin Braithwaite left knee leaves the technician with only two front ( Memphis and Luuk de Jong ) to face Tuesday to the Bayern in the debut of the Champions.
It will be an emergency attack because the Dane, who already requested the change against Getafe when noticing discomfort in that knee, is being subjected to various medical tests to check if he should undergo surgery, as the journalist Gerard Romero announced on his channel of Twitch.
Force the return of Coutinho?
Memphis, Luuk de Jong and Demir , the 18-year-old Austrian promise, are the alternatives left to the coach for the European debut. It could also force the return of Coutinho. The Brazilian has a medical discharge, but his last game dates back to December 29 when he was injured against Eibar.
Braithwaite could no longer play a game for the Danish national team, as planned. But those problems in his left knee can leave him even three or four months out, making the situation up front even more precarious.
They are injured Ansu Fati , who already trains with the group, but without a specific date to reappear, Dembélé , who could reappear at the end of October, and Kun Agüero, who has not played even a single minute yet due to the muscle injury that will keep him six weeks off . He just turned fourth.