La Liga giants Barcelona trumped a 6-0 victory but their win was overshadowed with Vidal’s horrible injury with 87 minutes on the clock.
Collapsing to the floor, Vidal clutched his ankle in a fairly innocuous challenge with
Alaves’ Theo Hernandez and instantly called for the medical team to come on where he was soon taken off on a stretcher.
OFFICIAL: Barcelona Aleix Vidal Out of Action Till Next Season
And Barcelona later confirmed that Vidal will be sidelined until the end of the season after taking to Twitter following the victory. Pictures showed that Vidal’s ankle had twisted into a sickening position and he was stretchered off and rushed to hospital in Vitoria for treatment.
“We knew from the outset that he really hurt himself,” coach Luis Enrique said after the game. “It’s a shame for the player, the team and for Barca.
“Hopefully he will recover well, that I am sure he will. It is something serious but we have to wait for the analysis of the doctors.
“Aleix’s exit troubled us. It is not nice to see a serious injury to a footballer, but he is in very good hands.”