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Iniesta out for four weeks with muscle tear

09-14-2011 13:50 BJT

BARCELONA - Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta will be out for around four weeks after he damaged a leg muscle in the holders' Champions League Group H match at home to AC Milan on Tuesday, the Spanish club said.

Barcelona's Andres Iniesta sits on the pitch after sustaining an injury during their Group
H Champions League soccer match against AC Milan at the Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona, Sept
13, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

Iniesta was replaced by Spain team mate Cesc Fabregas shortly before halftime at the Nou Camp, before Barca conceded a stoppage-time goal to draw 2-2 with the seven-times European champions.

"Tests have confirmed that the player suffered damage to the femoral biceps of the left leg," the La Liga club said in a statement on their website (www.fcbarcelona.cat).

Barcelona's Andres Iniesta walks off the pitch after sustaining an injury during their
Group H Champions League soccer match against AC Milan at the Nou Camp stadium in
Barcelona, Sept 13, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

"The approximate time he will be out of action is four weeks," they added.

Iniesta joins injured pair Gerard Pique and Alexis Sanchez on the sidelines.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: China Daily

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