Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo had to be left out of international duty with the Uruguayan national team for their ongoing friendlies against Japan and South Korea due to an injury (an overload) in the left leg adductor. However, recent reports emerging from Spain present optimistic news.
Recently reported by Diario AS, the Uruguayan has shown immense recovery strength and speed, as he currently is expected to return to full fitness even before his originally defined date of return against Real Madrid on the 5th of April.
According to the most recent reports, the player would now in fact be expected to return as soon as the 1st of April, when Barcelona travel to face bottom-placed Elche in La Liga Santander.
This news regarding Araujo comes at a very vital moment for FC Barcelona, as they are currently having to endure losing key players such as Pedri, Ousmane Dembele, Frenkie De Jong (although the Dutchman is expected to return for El Clasico), and most recently, Andreas Christensen, who was injured during his international duty with the Denmark national team and is now expected to remain on the sidelines for 3-4 weeks.