The Polish National Team doctor confirmed Lewandowski’s injury status. He talked to the Polish striker and concluded that he’ll be missing Poland’s Euro 2024 qualifiers against Faroe Islands and Moldova. This comes at a crucial time when they stand fourth in their group, very far out from qualification.
Barcelona tweeted a statement that said:
"“Tests carried out this morning have shown that Robert Lewandowski is suffering from a sprained left ankle. It is low and its evolution will determine its availability”"
The club also announced that he could be out for a month, which puts a question mark on his El Clasico availability.
Polish National team doctor also had some words to say:
"“I spoke with Robert today and saw the results of his tests. Unfortunately, the injury turned out to be so serious that it excluded Robert ‘s participation in the national team’s training sessions and his appearances in the matches against the Faroe Islands and Moldova and the upcoming matches for Barcelona. There was damage to the ligaments of the joint when jumping and the club has already established a treatment plan.”"
This clearly indicates that the 35-year-old is scheduled to return next month.
Injury and upcoming matches
The injury happened when David Carmo slide tackled Lewandowski, resulting in the striker spraining his ankle. Later, when Lewandowski couldn’t continue, the coach replaced him in the 34th minute with Ferran Torres. The Porto manager did back his words with action after saying,
"“We will suffer against Barcelona, but Barcelona will also suffer against FC Porto”"
Without Lewa, Barça will have a trip away to Granada on 8th October. Upon return, the Spanish giants will have some hosting duties to look after. The Blaugrana will host Athletic Club on 22nd of October then a Champions League fixture against Shakhtar Donetsk on 25th. To end the month the Catalan capital will be hosts to arch rivals Real Madrid on the 28th.