Feb 13, 2012

Busquets' injury - thankfully just a cut

Feb 4, 2012. Sergio Busquets was stretchered off the pitch at the Camp Nou and needed medical help during 2-1 victory over La Liga rivals Real Sociedad on Saturday, it looked like the Barcelona player would be facing a very lengthy layoff. The 23-year-old collided with Sociedad's defender Carlos Martinez in the 83rd minute of the match, and a deep cut in his right knee was caught by television cameras. He's the third player to be injured in Blaugrana squad, along with David Villa and Ibrahim Afellay.

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"I thought that he had broken his leg" - Guardiola in his post match meeting with journalists.

Thankfully, Xavier Martin (one of FC Barcelona presidents) said after Sergio was taken by the individual health care, that this is just scary-looking slit, and the bones and joints were not affected. Club's official statement said, that the right knee of Busquets is heavily cut and it will need sewing. His presence in the coming matches will depend on the development of injury.