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30.01.2009 12:10

Puyol ruled out for ten days


Carles Puyol has been ruled out of action for ten days after suffering a blow to his left leg during the Copa del Rey, quarter final first leg on Thursday evening in Camp Nou against Espanyol.

The Blaugrana captain limped out of the game and underwent a series of tests to determine what damage he had suffered and how long he would be out for. The club’s medical services revealed that the exams, that took place in Hospital de Barcelona, showed that he suffered “a small muscle tear to the back of his left thigh”.

Doctors also explained that Puyol would now be out of action for “around ten days”. The Barça skipper asked to be replaced on the hour mark during the Copa del Rey game against Espanyol and was replaced by Martín Cáceres.

A busy time

QM3D0804.jpgFC Barcelona doctor Ricard Pruna explained that the injury to Puyol was “was not that bad”, but explained that they would be careful and take “every precaution”. He continued by saying that “considering we are in the middle of the season any injury could leave you sidelined for a long time”.
Puyol ruled out for ten days

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Out of the next two matches
Doctor Ricard Pruna has stated that Carles Puyol will not be available to coach Pep Guardiola for the next few games, including the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final against Real Mallorca or the league game against Racing Santander. “I think he will be out of the next two matches and we will see how the recuperation is going before deciding if he can play against Sporting de Gijón.”

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