Barcelona's Gerard Pique out for 3 weeks

Updated: 24 August 2011 11:54 IST

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique will be sidelined for three weeks after injuring a calf muscle in training on Tuesday.

Barcelona:

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique will be sidelined for three weeks after injuring a calf muscle in training on Tuesday.

The centerback will miss Friday's European Supercup when the Champions League winners play Europa League victors FC Porto in Monaco, after tearing a muscle in his left leg, his Spanish club said.

The World Cup winner will also miss Spain's international friendly against Chile in Geneva on September 2 and a European Championship qualifying match against Liechtenstein four days later.

The 24-year-old Pique has been a regular in Pep Guardiola's squad since arriving from Manchester United in 2008, helping the Spanish champions to 11 major trophies including two European Cups.

Barcelona's backline, which is already without Carles Puyol, will be tested. Eric Abidal and Javier Mascherano are likely to fill in.

Topics : Football Levski Sofia Real Madrid AC Milan Barcelona Samuel Eto'o Fils Gerard Pique Bernabeu
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