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André Gomes suffering from "muscular bruise" - Barça

The midfielder underwent a scan in Barcelona on Sunday after having to return early from international duty with Portugal.

André Gomes suffering from "muscular bruise" - Barça
MANUEL DE ALMEIDA EFE

Barcelona on Sunday released a medical report confirming that midfielder André Gomes is suffering from a "muscular bruise" in his right leg.

Injured on international duty

The 23-year-old, who signed for Barça from Valencia this summer, picked up the injury while in action for Portugal in a 5-0 win over Gibraltar last week.

The problem forced him to drop out of the European champions' camp ahead of their World Cup qualifier away to Switzerland on Tuesday.

"In the next week, it will be determined when he can return to the [Barça] squad," Los Azulgranas explained following tests on Gomes.

After being the final player to join up with Barça's pre-season and missing their LaLiga opener with a ban, the setback adds to a slow start to his Camp Nou career.