Barcelona captain Puyol out for three weeks

8th March 2009, Comments 0 comments

Barcelona have lost their captain Carles Puyol for three weeks after the Spanish international sprained his ankle in the closing stages of his side's 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

MADRID - Barcelona confirmed the injury to Puyol's left ankle on their website and predicted a three-week lay-off for the versatile defender.

The injury is a blow for the Spanish league leaders who already have French defender Eric Abidal sidelined with a leg injury leaving them short of options at the back.

Barcelona tackle French side Lyon on Wednesday in their Champions League last 16 second leg clash after the first game ended 1-1.

AFP / Expatica

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