Sergio Aguero will be injured for around 10 weeks at the start of the season, Barcelona have revealed.
The new signing suffered a calf injury that will postpone his first appearance for the club.
The Argentina international joined the La Liga giants as a free agent at the end of his contract with Manchester City.
He is yet to be officially registered amid financial struggles for the Blaugrana outfit that has seen Lionel Messi depart Camp Nou.
Barcelona said in a statement on the club’s official website: “Tests carried out on first-team player Kun Aguero have confirmed a right calf injury. He will be out for around 10 weeks.”