La Liga: Barcelona's Sergio Busquets' fractured toe puts him out of action for three weeks

Busquets' injury comes at a bad time too for Spain, with coach Julen Lopetegui due to announce on Friday his squad for friendlies against Germany and Argentina.

AFP March 15, 2018 17:55:03 IST
La Liga: Barcelona's Sergio Busquets' fractured toe puts him out of action for three weeks

Barcelona: Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets will be out for around three weeks with a fractured toe and faces a race to be fit for next month's Champions League quarter-finals.

La Liga Barcelonas Sergio Busquets fractured toe puts him out of action for three weeks

Barcelona's Sergio Busquets (R) walks with Ernesto Valverde in Champions League clash against Chelsea. AFP

Busquets hobbled off in the 61st minute of Barca's 3-0 win over Chelsea on Wednesday as Lionel Messi's double sealed a 4-1 victory on aggregate. Ousmane Dembele was also on target at the Camp Nou.

The Catalans will discover on Friday their last eight opponent, with the first leg scheduled for 3 or 4 April, leaving Busquets a maximum of 21 days to recover.

Busquets' injury comes at a bad time too for Spain, with coach Julen Lopetegui due to announce on Friday his squad for friendlies against Germany on 23 March and Argentina on 27 March.

A Barcelona statement on Thursday read, "The tests performed have confirmed that the player of the first team Sergio Busquets has a fracture in the phalanx of the fifth right toe with a wound. His approximate absence is three weeks."

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