Fabregas missing for a month

Barcelona have confirmed Cesc Fabregas will miss up to four weeks with a thigh injury sustained in the win at Real Betis.

Last Updated: 10/12/12 at 06:13 Post Comment

Cesc Fabregas: Lasted nine minutes at Betis

Cesc Fabregas: Lasted nine minutes at Betis

The Spain midfielder lasted just nine minutes of the 2-1 victory in Seville before being replaced by Alexis Sanchez.

A Barca statement read: "FC Barcelona's medical services have confirmed that Cesc Fabregas has torn the bicep femoris in his left thigh.

"He'll be sidelined for three to four weeks. Therefore, he'll miss the team's last three games in 2012 - the two Liga matches against Atletico Madrid and Valladolid and the away leg of the Copa del Rey against Cordoba.

"He could also miss the first games of 2013, against Espanyol and the return leg of the Cup at the Camp Nou."

Another concern for coach Tito Vilanova is the fitness of veteran skipper Carles Puyol, who was taken off at half-time at Betis with what the club said was "pain in his right leg".

Lionel Messi scored twice for Barca - his 85th and 86th goals of the season to beat Gerd Muller's record of 85 in a calendar year - as the Catalans retained their six-point advantage at the top from Atletico Madrid.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

T

his specializing in mediocrity will only stop when Wenger and his entire back room staff are cleared out. Dortmund are everything Arsenal should be; in fact they're everything Arsenal thought they were, until they met this supreme doppelg nger.

dr soccer
The Bitter Taste Of Arsenal Déjà Vu

Footer 365

Europa League: Everton boss Roberto Martinez embracing European challenge

Roberto Martinez believes that Everton need to be playing in Europe in order to fulfil the squad’s potential.

The Morning View: Mark Warburton and Alan McInally predict problems for Greg Dyke's foreign player reform

Greg Dyke will face many problems reducing non-EU imports - according to Mark Warburton and Sky Sports' Alan McInally

Transfer news: Pep Guardiola says Manchester United couldn't afford his stars

Pep Guardiola says Manchester United 'don't have enough money' to tempt top talent away from Bayern Munich.

Mail Box

B**locks To That, I'm Going To Sit In The Shed

Arsenal supporters given their understandable reaction to the debacle in Dortmund, whilst Liverpool fans weren't too impressed either. Still, at least they won...

Who's More Miserable - Baggies Or Mags?

There's not a lot to choose between the misery of West Brom fans and the misery of Newcastle fans. We have mails on them, 'only QPR' and lots on Man United...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property