Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong Nears Return from Ankle Injury

October 17, 2023 12:19 pm

Barcelona’s midfield maestro, Frenkie de Jong, is on the cusp of a pivotal phase in his recovery journey from a troublesome ankle injury. The Dutch international faced a setback when he had to be substituted after just 36 minutes during Barcelona’s exhilarating 3-2 comeback victory against Celta Vigo in La Liga on September 23.

This unexpected injury to de Jong, who has earned a reputation for his tenacity and resilience on the field, raised significant concerns for Barcelona’s coach, Xavi. Initial assessments indicated that de Jong might be sidelined for approximately six weeks as the Barcelona medical team diligently assessed the extent of his injury. Follow your favourite La Liga team with attractive La Liga odds from Nextbet. 

The anxiety surrounding de Jong’s injury was compounded by his absence from the Netherlands national squad during the October international break. This absence further fueled doubts about his availability for the much-anticipated home El Clasico clash against Real Madrid scheduled for October 28.

However, there is now a glimmer of hope for Barcelona fans as the latest update from Mundo Deportivo reveals that Frenkie de Jong has taken a significant step in his recovery process. He has had a protective splint, which shielded his injured ankle, removed, signifying an important milestone in his rehabilitation journey.

Despite this positive development, de Jong’s participation in the upcoming El Clasico remains uncertain. With less than two weeks remaining until the crucial match, the Dutch star’s chances of making a triumphant return to the pitch hang in the balance.

As Barcelona and its fans eagerly await further updates on Frenkie de Jong’s progress, the midfield dynamo’s potential comeback would undoubtedly be a welcome boost for the team. The football world watches with bated breath, hoping to witness the return of a player known for his skill and tenacity, as he seeks to rejoin his teammates in their pursuit of success in La Liga. Get the latest updates from the La Liga only on Nextbet Sports