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Injured Busquets set to miss two games


Influential Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets, who was stretchered off in Sunday’s 4-0 win at Eibar, looks set to miss at least the next two games after spraining an ankle.

“Results on Monday confirm that Busquets has a sprained external lateral ligament in his right ankle,” the Spanish champions said in a statement, without indicating how long he would be out for.

Spanish media said he would miss the next 10-15 days, which would definitely rule him out of Thursday’s Copa del Rey clash with Real Sociedad and the game with Real Betis on Sunday.


The Spanish international’s ankle was trapped under the weight of Eibar’s Gonzalo Escalante’s studs and the Argentine was fortunate to escape without even being shown a yellow card.

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