Barcelona have officially confirmed that Alejandro Balde suffers from pain in his lower back. The club doesn't specify how long the left-back will spend on the sidelines.
However, the reliable Javi Miguel of Diario AS says that Balde is definitely ruled out for the match against Cadiz (September 23) and in doubt for the game against Levante (September 26).
The likeliest date for his return is the match against Benfica on September 29.
With both Alex and Jordi Alba out with injuries, Barca have got no other nominal left-backs in the squad.
Sergino Dest — who took Balde's spot against Granada — is an option to play there. Oscar Mingueza and Sergi Roberto have a bit of experience playing on the left as well.