Rakitic suffers hand injury, surgery is needed
The club's official website has confirmed that Ivan Rakitic has indeed suffered a hand injury in last night's Roma loss, just as Mundo Deportivo reported a bit earlier.
Barcelona's statement read: 'During the course of Tuesday’s match, Ivan Rakitic took a hit to the first finger of his left hand. This morning’s tests have confirmed that he has a fractured metacarpal bone.'
'The Croatian will undergo surgery this evening, after which a statement will be issued to explain how the operation went and how long the player is expected to be out of action.'
Even though Rakitic wasn't at his best last night, he is still an important cog in Ernesto Valverde's machine. His absence would be a huge blow for the Catalans.
Things couldn't have gone worse for us?