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Xavi hamstrung by recurring injury

Published: Friday 1 March 2013, 18.22CET
Xavi Hernández has succumbed to a hamstring injury which makes him a doubt for FC Barcelona's UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg against AC Milan.
Xavi hamstrung by recurring injury
A hamstring injury has put Xavi Hernández's presence against Milan in doubt ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Friday 1 March 2013, 18.22CET

Xavi hamstrung by recurring injury

Xavi Hernández has succumbed to a hamstring injury which makes him a doubt for FC Barcelona's UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg against AC Milan.

FC Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernández is in danger of missing the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg at home to AC Milan on 12 March after suffering a second hamstring injury in a month.

The 33-year-old was sidelined for around two weeks early in February with a hamstring tear and returned in time to feature in Barça's 2-0 first-leg defeat by Milan at San Siro. However, the Spanish international felt discomfort in the same right leg after the Blaugrana's 3-1 midweek home loss to Real Madrid CF in the Copa del Rey semi-finals. Tests have shown that he sustained the same injury and will require a recovery period of between ten and 15 days.

The prognosis rules Xavi out of the Liga encounters with Madrid tomorrow and RC Deportivo La Coruña on 9 March, while also putting his availability to face Milan in less than a fortnight in jeopardy.

Last updated: 02/03/13 12.41CET

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