Barcelona midfielder Busquets sidelined with ankle injury

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 24, 2017 10:27 AM
Barcelona midfielder Busquets sidelined with ankle injury
FC Barcelona's Sergio Busquets, gestures on the pitch after missing a goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey, 16 round, first leg soccer match, between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao, at San Mames stadium, in Bilbao, northern Spain, Thursday, Jan.5, 2017. FC Barcelona lost the match 2-1 .(AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets has sprained ligaments in his right ankle.

The club didn't say how long Busquets is expected to be sidelined, but he will likely miss at least two weeks because of the injury sustained in the 4-0 win at Eibar in the Spanish league on Sunday.

Busquets had to leave the field on a stretcher after a hard challenge by a defender less than 10 minutes into the match.

Busquets has played in 27 of Barcelona's 32 games this season.

He will miss Thursday's return match against Real Sociedad in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, but is likely to be back in time for the matchup against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League in February.

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