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Sergio Busquets Sideline With Ankle Ligament Injury

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Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets will be sideline with an ankle injury

Barcelona, Spain – Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets sprained his right ankle in the 4-0 victory at Eibar, the La Liga club said on Monday.

The 28-year-old, who has played 27 of Barcelona’s 32 games this season, left the pitch on a stretcher in the eighth minute of the match following a challenge from Eibar’s Nicolas Escalante.

A statement from the Catalan club has now revealed the nature of the injury, although the club have not put a time frame on his recovery.

Local press reports claim he will be out of action for two weeks and he looks set to miss Thursday’s Copa del Rey quarterfinal against Real Sociedad and Sunday’s league trip to Real Betis.

“After the injury picked up on Sunday, Busquets has undergone tests to find out the exact extent of the problem,” the statement said.

“Results on Monday confirm that he has a sprained external lateral ligament in his right ankle. The player is out and his return will depend on his recovery.”

Barcelona face Paris Saint Germain on Feb. 14 in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie and will hope to have the 28-year-old available.

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