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The defender will undergo further examinations on Monday, which is likely to confirm his absence from the upcoming Supercopa clash with Real Madrid

Carles Puyol looks set for a spell on the sidelines after fracturing his right cheekbone during Barcelona's 2-1 win over Osasuna.

Hospital tests confirmed the injury, meaning the veteran central defender is likely to miss the Supercopa second-leg tie against Real Madrid.

Puyol will undergo further tests on Monday to determine the full extent of the injury and his estimated length of absence.

The player is remaining upbeat, however, posting an optimistic tweet to supporters after the game.

"Many thanks for your messages. I'm fine and I'm sure I'll get back on the attack soon. Hugs. Good night."

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