Injuries to Beto and Barbosa leave Sevilla with only one goalkeeper

Sevilla Football Club

Beto and Barbosa's recent injuries will keep the two stoppers out of action for the next month, leaving just Sergio Rico to man the sticks.

Sevilla announced on Thursday that Beto has suffered a torn thigh muscle that will keep the Portuguese international out of action for the next three to four weeks.

Beto had missed the last several weeks with a shoulder injury and upon returning to action in this past week's friendly against Argentine giants River Plate, the keeper suffered the torn thigh muscle, adding one more incident to an already demoralising season.

Mariano Barbosa, who joined the club over the summer from Segunda side Las Palmas, has had a difficult season due to injury, with his most recent problem also thigh-muscle-related, and will join the Portuguese Europa League winner on the sidelines for the next month.

The injuries to the two goalkeepers leave Sergio Rico as Sevilla's lone goalkeeper on the roster as Sevilla prepare for a grueling April that will see Unai Emery's side face Athletic Club Bilbao, Levante, Barcelona, Granada, and possibly also Rayo Vallecano.

The club also announced that Stéphane Mbia and Benoît Trémoulinas were also injured while on international duty with Cameroon and France, respectively and will speak with the club's medical staff to determine if they'll be available for Emery for this weekend's crucial clash against Athletic Club Bilbao.

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