Puyol ruled out for six weeks

Carles Puyol
Carles Puyol was carried from the field in agony after dislocating his elbow in Lisbon. Credit: PA

Barcelona defender Carles Puyol will miss at least six weeks after suffering a badly dislocated elbow in his side's 2-0 Champions League win over Benfica in Lisbon last night.

According to AS, the 34-year-old could be out for up to two months as he recovers from the injury, which Puyol suffered as he fell awkwardly late in the game.

Earlier today Puyol tweeted from his hospital bed, thanking those who had treated him in Portugal for what had looked a serious injury.

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