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Umtiti returns to Barcelona for knee treatment


Defender Samuel Umtiti will return to Barcelona for treatment on his left knee , the club announced on Sunday .

Umtiti travelled to Qatar earlier this month to recover from the injury , which has limited the Frenchman to eight games for Barca this season.
The club have not specified how long Umtiti will be out.

“ Samuel Umtiti will return on December 30 to continue undergoing treatment on his knee , ” a statement read .


“ A treatment plan was announced on December 2 , with the goal of allowing him to heal his left knee . The player has been in Doha in Qatar in recent weeks for physical therapy there under the supervision of the club’ s medical staff. ”

Umtiti missed 10 games in September and October before playing in a 1 - 1 draw with Atletico Madrid on November 24 .

He felt discomfort during the game , however , and has not made another appearance for Barca since .

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