Barca coach hospitalised for back trouble

Updated: 03 March 2011 22:33 IST

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola entered hospital for severe back pain on Thursday and it is still unclear when he will be discharged, the club said.

Barca coach hospitalised for back trouble
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Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola entered hospital for severe back pain on Thursday and it is still unclear when he will be discharged, the club said.

The coach had been in obvious discomfort when he attended Barcelona's 1-0 away victory over Valencia on Wednesday and the pain later forced him to seek hospital treatment, it said.

"Guardiola was admitted in the early morning to a Barcelona hospital centre to treat back pain that has afflicted him for two weeks," the club said in a statement on its web site.

The hospital would treat and review his "acute" back pain, it said.

The development of his condition will decide when he is discharged, the club said.

Argentine sensation Lionel Messi scored the goal in Valencia that pushed Barcelona 10 points clear of rivals Real Madrid at the Spanish first division summit.

It handed Guardiola his first ever victory at the Mestalla, the only top-flight venue where he had failed to secure three points.

Topics : Barcelona Lionel Andres Messi Football
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