Barcelona on Thursday announced that Ousmane Dembele will be out for at least a month with a hamstring injury.
Dembele could, thus, miss Barcelona’s upcoming league matches against Real Betis, Espanyol and Villarreal.
The Frenchman could also miss the meeting with Atletico Madrid on April 6.
The game at the Camp Nou could prove decisive for Barca, who already sit seven points clear of Diego Simeone’s side, their closest challengers at the top of the table.
Dembele appears to have suffered a recurrence of the hamstring strain he sustained during the win over Rayo Vallecano last weekend.
“The tests performed have confirmed that Dembele has a muscle injury in his left hamstring,” a Barcelona statement read.
“The approximate time out will be three to four weeks.”