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Bravo will miss match vs Atlético due to a right calf strain

The Chilean got injured last Monday but the club haven't set a come-back date

Bravo will miss match vs Atlético due to a right calf strain
Bravo will miss match vs Atlético due to a right calf strain

The Chilean got injured last Monday but the club haven't set a come-back date

Bravo entrenament

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Claudio Bravo has a calf strain on his right leg due to injury during last Monday's training session and he will miss match vs Atlético almost for sure. The club first didn't report the injury and said that all the players trained without problem.

However this morning, after some leaks, Barcelona sent a statement saying: "Analysis by FC Barcelona's medical personnel has revealed that first-team goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has suffered a muscular injury to his left calf. The muscle in question is Bravo's right soleus. He will be closely monitored over the coming days and his availability for this weekend's match at Atlético de Madrid will be determined based on how the injury evolves."

Despite not knowing the exact length of his recovery, he will be probably be between 2 and 4 weeks out. The Chilean had asked to stay in Barcelona instead of travelling with the national team not to miss any club's training session.

Ter Stegen is ready

With Bravo's absence, Ter Stegen is ready to substitute him next Saturday at Calderón stadium. The German goalkeeper is currently with the national team but he will come back this week to prepare the match.

This way, he will have the chance to do a great match and recover confidence after having conceded 8 goals in the Super Cup matches against Sevilla and Athletic Club.

Despite Ter Stegen shortened his holidays 11 days to try to become starter in La Liga, Bravo has been the chosen goalkeeper in the 2 first matches of the domestic competition. The German was expected to play next week against Roma in the Champions League.