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Injury setback for Luis Enrique

Published: Wednesday 15 January 2003, 14.26CET
FC Barcelona's Luis Enrique needs at least another month on the sidelines to cure an achilles tendon problem.

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Published: Wednesday 15 January 2003, 14.26CET

Injury setback for Luis Enrique

FC Barcelona's Luis Enrique needs at least another month on the sidelines to cure an achilles tendon problem.
FC Barcelona captain Luis Enrique faces at least another four weeks on the sidelines after failing to recover from an achilles tendon injury.

Bid for fitness
The 32-year-old midfield player has been ordered to follow a new course of treatment for the tendinitis which has afflicted him since the middle of October. The former Spanish international, who has not played since the 6-1 league victory against Deportivo Alavés on 26 October, will undergo hyperthermal therapy in a bid to be fit for the resumption of the UEFA Champions League second group stage next month.

Troublesome injury
"It is a bad injury," club doctor Ramón Cugat said. "Tendinitis is notoriously difficult to cure, especially when the achilles tendon is involved. Ronaldo's problems started with a tendinitis and then developed into something much worse." However, Barcelona hope to have Luis Enrique available for the Group A match against Internazionale FC at Camp Nou on 18 February.

Last updated: 15/01/03 15.20CET

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