Carles Puyol says he will be back to his best soon after dislocating an elbow in the 2-0 Champions League defeat of Benfica.
A statement on Barcelona’s official website said the Spanish international defender spent Tuesday night in hospital and will undergo tests on Wednesday to determine the extent of the injury.
Puyol is expected to be out for between six and eight weeks but sent a message to fans via his official Twitter account.
“Good day! The sun always shines again. Thanks for all your messages. A great big hug,” he tweeted.
Hours before, on arrival in Barcelona, he had sent another message.
“I want to thank everyone who treated me in Portugal. I’ll soon be back on top form! A Hug,” wrote Puyol, who also published a photograph alongside his message.