Navarro ruled out for rest of season
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Spanish Under-21 international suffered a serious knee injury during Sunday's embarrassing 3-0 defeat to Sevilla.
Tests have shown that the left-sided full back snapped the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and faces between five to six months on the sidelines.
The news is a big blow to the 20-year-old who burst onto the scene this season with Barca and established himself as first choice left-back in Louis van Gaal's plans.
Navarro's injury leaves under-fire van Gaal with a defensive crisis on his hands with only Carles Puyol, Frank de Boer and Philippe Christanval the only fit defenders available for this weekend's clash with Real Mallorca.