The Uruguayan central BarcelonaRonald Araújo is going to undergo surgery in Fnland for his injury to the long adductor tendon of his right thigh.
The decision occurs less than two months before the World Cup, which makes his presence in Qatar very difficult.
"The first team player Ronald Araújo will undergo surgery this Wednesday for the avulsion of the adductor longus tendon of the right thigh," Barça said in a statement.
Avulsion involves detachment of the area where the tendon inserts into the bone.
The 23-year-old center-back will be operated on by Dr. Lasse Lempainen, who already operated on Barcelona's French winger Ousmane Dembélé for a tendon rupture in 2020.
Barcelona does not offer a withdrawal period for now, limiting itself to stating that after the operation a new medical report will be offered. However, the Spanish press details that he could be out for between two and three months.
If these predictions are confirmed, it will be extremely difficult for Araújo to arrive on time for the World Cup in Qatar, which begins on November 20 and in which Uruguay opens four days later against South Korea.
The Barça defender was injured in the friendly match against Iran last Monday, in which La Celeste lost 1-0.
The Barça defender had to leave the field when barely 20 seconds had passed in that preparation match for the World Cup in Qatar, played at the NV Arena stadium in the city of Sankt Pölten, in Austria.
Television footage had shown him walking off the pitch with signs of pain following a groin strain.