Barça: Ilkay Gündogan stunned in training by… a dumbbell!


By: Manu Tournoux

Two weeks after its narrow victory against Almeria (3-2), FC Barcelona will begin its second half of the season with a trip to the Canary Islands to face Las Palmas as part of the 19th day of La Liga. After having obtained a few days of rest, Ilkay Gündogan’s teammates made their comeback to the Joan-Gamper Sports City. But according to the information reported by Mundo Deportivo this Saturday, FCB number 22 was the victim of a small accident in the gym after an outdoor training session.

While performing weight training exercises, the ex-Manchester City playmaker hit his head on a dumbbell. Bleeding, the German international was immediately taken to hospital where two stitches were placed. But Blaugranas supporters can breathe easy since according to the Spanish media, the Gelsenkirchen native’s injury is minor and it should not call into question his participation against Las Palmas on January 4. Good news for Xavi who will be able to count on his captain (24 appearances including 21 starts in all competitions).

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