Araujo left, injured between the halves of Barcelonas match against Juventus on Wednesday night in the Champions League.
Barcelona did not mention the duration of Araujos absence, but the Catalan newspaper “Mundo Deportivo” is likely to stay away until the next international break.
This means the absence of Araujo from the matches Deportivo Alaves and Real Betis in the Spanish League, and the match against Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League.
The newspaper pointed out that Araujos chances of catching up with the Uruguay national team’s matches in the next international stop against Colombia and Brazil have diminished.
Araujo participated against Juventus due to Gerrard Pique’s absence from Barcelonas center back to be suspended after he was sent off in the first round match.
“ESPN” journalist Moise Jornes, who is close to Barcelona, said that Araujo participated in the match despite his injury already, but he had prejudiced himself to compensate for absences.
Araujo started yesterday’s game in Turin with a small tear of more than half a centimeter. He knew about the team’s need and played until he couldn’t. He is waiting for tests and may not travel with Uruguay to the qualifiers
– moisESPN (@moillorens) October 29, 2020
With Araujo injured, and Samuel Umtiti continuing to walk away, Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman will only have Gerard Pique and Clement Longle in the center of defense.
Frenkie de Jong and participated in this position urgently during the second half against Juventus after replacing Araujo.