Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Medical: Will Iniesta take part in Super Cup?

The two main Catalan sports paper cannot agree today on when Barcelona player Andrés Iniesta (25) will reappear on the pitch.

Sport claims that Iniesta will get the green light of Barcelona's medical staff tomorrow and could be part of the match squad for the Super Cup game against Shakhtar Donetsk on friday.

El Mundo Deportivo on the other hand claims that, although Iniesta will get the green light soon, Barcelona manager josep Guardiola doesn't want to take any risk. Iniesta would therefore miss the Shakhtar game and maybe also the first league game against Sporting Gijón next Monday, in which he nevertheless might play some minutes.

Iniesta tore a quadriceps muscle on the front of his right thigh during the league game against Villarreal on Sunday 10 May and although he played the Champions League final against Manchester United on Wednesday 27 May, he has never fully recovered from that injury. On Friday 5 June, the medical staff of the Spanish football federation confirmed that the player has torn a muscle in his thigh and he was then expected to be out for the next six to eight weeks.

Read more:
Medical: Marquez and Iniesta to miss Super Cups
Medical: Milito could join group in October


Mathew28 said...

It doesn't matter what papers say, all that matters is, that Andres get 100% fit!

Better to wait a game or two, than to rush into a re-injury. The season will be long and tough!

BilalBarcaBelgium said...

Iniesta, best midfielder in the world! Defenitely deserves a "FIFA player of the year award" once in his career!

Anonymous said...

Not that easy if you're competing against messi and xavi lol.

Nzuu said...

Don Andres is back. I hope he stays fit for the entire season. He's definitely the best midfielder in the world (Xavi the best playmaker). One special thing about Andres... you can ALWAYS count on him for consistency, and consistency of the highest level. All hail the Chelsea heartbreaker.

Anonymous said...

I'd prefer him being rested even if the medical staff gives the green light.

Better late than sorry

tero said...

Man,this guy must be the most underrated player in football history...only barca fans recognize his skills properly

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