Semedo cleared of concussion to boost Barcelona

Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele could miss the final of the Copa del Rey, but full-back Nelson Semedo has been cleared of concussion.

Barcelona defender Nelson Semedo   -  Getty Images

Barcelona has confirmed Nelson Semedo did not suffer a concussion in its last La Liga game of the season against Getafe.

Semedo was taken to hospital with a head injury that appeared to have put his chances of being fit for Saturday's Copa del Rey final in doubt.

But Barcelona confirmed on Monday that right-back Semedo has been cleared following tests and released from a hospital in Bilbao.

 

"Semedo has passed the tests for his head injury and has been discharged from hospital," a club statement said. 

"He returns to Barcelona to continue with the protocol established in these cases and his return to training will be monitored."

Head coach Ernesto Valverde is seeking to win the La Liga and Copa del Rey double for the second season in a row when Barca faces Valencia in Seville.

Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele are unlikely to be available due to hamstring injuries, while Arthur is another doubt.