He could be 5 months out
FC Barcelona have announced that Jérémy Mathieu suffered a torn in his right knee and will undergo surgery. The player was injured in the friendly match between France and Russia and tests have confirmed the injury. The center-back will be operated on Thursday by doctors Ramon Cugat and Ricard Pruna. Afterwards, the club will send a statement explaining the result of this operation.
For now, the club has not spoken of the injury period, but Catalunya Radio has announced that he could be five months out and miss the remainder of the season. Without the French, Bartra and Vermaelen will dispute third place as center-back, after Mascherano and Piqué. In addition, Luis Enrique also loses the option Mathieu as left-back, a position in which Jordi Alba and Adriano can play, although the Brazilian will be 10 days out.