Alba confirms hamstring injury

Jordi Alba has confirmed he has suffered a hamstring injury, with the left-back expected to miss at least three weeks.

Alba suffered the injury in the Copa del Rey final and had to be withdrawn at half-time. Adriano came on in his place.

Mundo Deportivo reports that a minimum three weeks is the expected absence and it could prove to be as much as four.

Barcelona are also without Neymar, who bruised his foot in the 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid.

Alba confirmed the injury when posting a picture on Instagram.

“I hope to return soon, wiser and stronger. Thanks to the fans for the support,” the Spain international wrote.

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