Found October 03, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Carles Puyol
Carles Puyol has already missed much of the new season because of various injuries, and his misery continues. The FC Barcelona captain dislocated his elbow Tuesday, suffering a gruesome injury that will keep him sidelined for the next six to eight weeks. The injury occured in the 76th minute of a UEFA Champions League game at Portugal's Benfica. Puyol was jumping to head away a corner kick, but as he came down, his feet got tangled with an opponent's leg. The 34-year-old stretched his arm out to break his fall, but his body fell at an awkward angle. The force...

Barcelona Defender Carles Puyol Suffers Nasty Injury

Star defender Carles Puyol suffered a nasty injury to his right arm in Barcelona’s Champions League win over Benfica, today. In the 76th minute, Puyol jumped for a header from a corner kick but landed very awkwardly on his arm, bending his elbow in a way it was not meant to bend. From the looks of the video, the injury could be more than just his elbow, as the entire weight of...

Puyol ruled out for eight weeks

Barcelona captain Carles Puyol faces eight weeks on the sidelines after dislocating his left elbow in the Champions League win over Benfica. The 34-year-old defender, who had only just returned to the side from a hamstring problem, landed awkwardly 15 minutes from the end of the 2-0 victory on Tuesday night and was carried off on a stretcher in obvious discomfort. He was allowed...

Vilanova laments Puyol injury

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova is frustrated by having to reshuffle his defence after Carles Puyol dislocated his elbow against Benfica....

Tito Vilanova: “Not an easy match”

Benfica 0-2 Barcelona – Coach’s reaction: In Champions League that there is no such as an “easy match.” The Blaugrana manager praised his players for the effort they put in to beat Benfica at Da Luz Stadium – the first time any Barça team has ever done it – and he noted that Alexis’ goal on five minutes set the course for the rest of the match. Benfica “waited in...

Mascherano: Puyol injury a big blow

Javier Mascherano says Carles Puyol’s injury is a huge blow for Barcelona as they prepare for the La Liga clash...

Vilanova trusts in Barca youth

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova is confident his younger players can step in and breach the holes in his defence caused by injuries. The Catalan club were already missing Gerard Pique because of a foot injury and he has now been joined on the sidelines by Carles Puyol, who dislocated his elbow in the 2-0 victory over Benfica on Tuesday night. It was the one downside to an otherwise...
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