The Straits Times
Published on Sep 16, 2012

Barcelona defender Puyol out for 4 to 6 weeks with knee injury


MADRID (AFP) - Barcelona defender Carles Puyol, who suffered ligament damage to his left knee in Saturday's 4-1 win at Getafe, will miss up to six weeks of action, the Catalan giants confirmed.

"The captain of Barcelona strained the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He'll undergo further tests this Sunday to determine the extent of his injury," said a club statement.

Puyol will miss the crucial clash against bitter rivals Real Madrid on Oct 7 at Camp Nou.

"It's always a problem when you lose a player like him. He brings a lot to the team. Hopefully we can get him back soon," said Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova.