Thiago faces lengthy lay-off again

Speculation is that Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara has suffered another serious injury that will rule him out of action for some time.

The youngster has only just returned to first-team action after a four-month lay-off through the summer with a thigh injury, but was confirmed by his club today as having damaged knee ligaments during his 15-minute cameo in the team’s win at Sevilla.

The club have yet to reveal the results of the scan taken place today, but a number of outlets are reporting that the damage is more serious than first expected and that the Bari-born 21-year-old could be out of action for another long run.

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