Mascherano in doubt for PSG game after thigh injury

ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 09, 2017 10:28 AM
Mascherano in doubt for PSG game after thigh injury
Barcelona's Javier Mascherano, center, fights for the ball with Atletico's Lucas Hernandez and Stefan Savic, right, during the the Copa del Rey semifinal second leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano is an injury doubt for next week's game against Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League.

The club said tests conducted on Wednesday confirmed that Mascherano sustained a left thigh injury in the 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey semifinals on Tuesday.

Barcelona, which advanced to its fourth straight Copa final 3-2 on aggregate, said Mascherano's return "will depend on his recovery."

Mascherano managed to finish Tuesday's game despite the injury, but the club decided to conduct the tests after he complained of discomfort following the final whistle.

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