Puyol to miss Supercopa

Carles Puyol will miss the second leg of the Supercopa de Espana against Real Madrid due to a fractured cheekbone.

The Barcelona captain was rushed to hospital after picking up the injury in a clash with Osasuna’s Roland Lamah in Sunday’s 2-1 win at El Sadar, and will be sidelined for Wednesday’s visit to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Puyol suffered a similar injury two seasons ago but initial reports in Spain indicate the 34-year-old could be back playing as early as next week.

“Thank you for your messages of support and I am sure I will be back playing soon,” the player posted via his Twitter account.

 

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