Lucas Digne
Lucas Digne suffered a hamstring injury during the 4-1 win over Villarreal Getty


  • France defender was forced off during the weekend's victory over Villarreal due to a hamstring injury.
  • Sergi Roberto will miss the trip to Canary Islands through suspension.
  • Jeremy Mathieu is expected to remain on the sidelines alongside Aleix Vidal and Rafinha.

Barcelona left-back Lucas Digne trained with the rest of his teammates on Thursday (11 May) as the Catalans continue the preparations for Sunday's trip to Las Palmas. The defender suffered an injury in the weekend's 4-1 victory over Villarreal but looks on course to return to action ahead of another decisive encounter in their battle with Real Madrid for the La Liga title.

Digne, 23, has made only 25 appearances for Luis Enrique's side since his summer arrival from Paris Saint Germain, serving usually as a back-up for Jordi Alba at the left-back.

The Barcelona defender was surprisingly the chosen one to star against Villarreal at the weekend, but was forced off in the 75<sup>th minute after suffering an injury.

"Tests carried out on the Frenchman have confirmed that he has suffered a strained right hamstring. His status is day to day," Barcelona confirmed on its official website on Monday.

The La Liga giants then failed to set a time frame in his return to action but, with only two La Liga games remaining, it looked like Digne could miss the rest of the competition.

However, Digne appeared on the video released by the club during the Thursday's workout while training with the rest of his available teammates.

His potential availability for Las Palmas would be a boost for Luis Enrique as he only has four other defenders available to face Las Palmas in Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti, Javier Mascherano and Alba. Yet, Sergi Roberto will surely miss the game due to suspension while Jeremy Mathieu is expected to remain in the treatment room alongside long-term casualties Aleix Vidal and Rafinha.

Meanwhile, the Thursday's training session was also special for Andres Iniesta as the captain celebrated his 33rd birthday and Barcelona released a compilation video of his best moments in the youth academy.

Iniesta is expected to make the line-up when Barcelona visit Las Palmas as he already played against Villarreal after overcoming another injury.

Barcelona are leading the La Liga table thanks to the head-to-head record with Real Madrid, following their recent 3-2 victory at the Santiago Bernabeu in El Clasico.

However, they need to win both games and wait for the results of Real Madrid to clinch the title as Los Blancos still have a game in hand against Celta Vigo.