Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
“We are waiting for more information but he will certainly miss the Clasico” – Tito Vilanova.
Barcelona’s Champions League group stage victory at Benfica was somewhat marred late on by the horror injury suffered by captain and talisman Carles Puyol.
The now injury prone central defender, who only just returned from a knee problem, fell awkwardly and the pictures and video that zoomed round social networks did not look good initially for Puyol.
The 34-year-old was stretchered off with a number of other Barcelona players looking distraught and Puyol will now miss Sunday’s eagerly awaited El Clasico clash with Real Madrid at the Nou Camp.
Hospital tests in Portugal confirmed a dislocated elbow which should keep Puyol out for six weeks although it would be no surprise if the Barcelona captain returned before then.
After further tests having returned with the Barcelona team after the 2-0 win, there have been suggestions that Puyol could be out for up to three months.
Below are Pictures, GIFS and video of the horror incident. Not for the squeamish…