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The experienced Barca defender was unable to feature in Saturday’s practice session due to an adductor problem, but is expected to return to match fitness shortly

Barcelona defender Carles Puyol is a doubt for the Copa del Rey game against Osasuna on Wednesday after picking up a muscle injury.

Puyol picked up the knock in the build-up to Catalunya’s friendly against Tunisia last week and was forced to watch the scoreless draw from the stands due to the problem.

Barcelona report on their official website that the 33-year-old missed Saturday’s training session due to the adductor strain and worked apart from the group.
It is doubtful whether Puyol will be fully recovered in time to feature in Wednesday’s match at Camp Nou, but he is expected to resume full training in the coming days.

Meanwhile, Seydou Keita was working out in the gym on Saturday, while Eric Abidal missed the workout due to a bout of flu.