Real Sociedad de Fútbol have suffered a setback ahead of their UEFA Champions League visit to Bayer 04 Leverkusen next Wednesday with midfielder Xabi Prieto likely to miss the Group A game with a thigh tear.
The 30-year-old sustained the injury during last night's 4-1 Liga loss at FC Barcelona and despite the Basque club failing to announce an estimated recovery time, the presence of a tear should indicate a lay-off of around three weeks for the San Sebastian native.
La Real are already without midfielder Esteban Granero for the trip to Germany after the 26-year-old ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the 2-0 matchday one reverse at home to FC Shakhtar Donetsk.
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