Barca blow as Pique is ruled out for up to five months

Barca blow as Pique is ruled out for up to five months

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique will be out for a reported three to five months with knee ligament injuries.

Pique, 33, sprained the internal lateral ligament in his right knee and suffered a partial injury to the anterior cruciate ligament during Saturday’s defeat by Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona will also be without defender Sergi Roberto for two months after he ruptured a thigh muscle.

The 1-0 loss was Barca’s third in eight La Liga games, leaving them 10th.