Sergi Samper left the pitch after just 30 minutes with his head down and being close to tears. The midfielder knew that he had suffered yet another injury which would force him to spend more time in the treatment room. If anyone knows about bad luck, it's Samper.
The medical report released this Thursday morning talked about "a tear in his right calf". Although a timeframe wasn't given as to how long Samper would be out, he knows he's looking at around 3-4 weeks on the sidelines. The academy star, despite being disappointed, has no other choice but to go again and work as hard as possible to get back in contention for Ernesto Valverde's team.
One of the reasons behind his latest injury, aside from the poor luck which has followed Samper throughout his career, is the inactivity when it comes to competitive fixtures. The midfielder hasn't played a single match since the injury he picked up at Las Palmas on the 6th January. That's nearly 11 months ago.
Despite his bad luck, Samper is determined to recover the best way possible and this means he's targetting the second leg against Cultural Leonesa for his return. That match takes place on the 5th December and, all being well, Samper should be given the green light to return to action.