Barcelona on Sunday confirmed that tests revealed an injury to the midfielder’s right leg.

Franki de Jong received a muscle injury

Frankie de Jong is facing with a period on the sidelines after receiving a muscle injury. Barcelona on Sunday confirmed that tests revealed an injury to the midfielder’s right leg. De Jong kicked off for the Catalan giants upon returning to LaLiga with a 4-0 victory over Mallorca on June 13 but missed a subsequent clash against Leganes and a 0-0 draw against Sevilla on Friday. LaLiga giants are not sure when the 23-year-old the Netherlands international will be able to play again while they wait to see how it recovers. “Clinical observation of Frankie De Jong has found an injury in the sole of his right foot,” the club’s website announced. “The evolution of injury will make a player accessible.”

Frankie is a team leader and hero

De Jong joined the Camp Nou from Ajax last summer and was always in the team this campaign. The way the club has used it so far has been interrogated by Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman. Who uses him in a more profound role alongside another defensive midfielder. The Netherlands international has played 38 matches in all competitions this season and has missed just three games so far, chipping in with two goals and two assists. While Argentine sensation Leo Messi remains the undisputed star at Barça, former Ajax, Real Madrid, and the Netherlands attacking midfielder. Wesley Sneijder recently ordered his compatriot over as the team’s leader and hero when it is time for the six-time winner Ballon d ‘Or to leave.

“De Jong made the best choice because he realized that his football was perfect for Spain and Barcelona,” said Sneijder earlier this month. “He did very well to choose Barcelona: it’s the right club for him when Messi will stop with football. Frankie will become an even more leader.” Barca sits on top of LaLiga after playing 30 matches and sits on three points ahead of Real Madrid, which takes Real Sociedad on Sunday evening. Quique Setien’s team is back in action on Tuesday when they host on Athletic Club at Camp Nou before visiting Celta four days later.