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The Barcelona center back was expected to face a spell on the sidelines due to the facial injury, but could yet make an appearance against Real Madrid on Wednesday

Barcelona defender Carles Puyol could be match fit in time for Wednesday's Spanish Supercopa second leg away against Real Madrid despite having sustained a fractured cheekbone.

The Spain international picked up the facial injury in the Catalans' 2-1 La Liga win over Osasuna, and he was initially expected to be out of action for a while.

Nevertheless, Barca has revealed that the center back will resume regular training action on Tuesday, and it is hopeful that Puyol will be available on Wednesday.

"Medical tests confirm that Carles Puyol has fractured his right cheekbone, according to the report released by the team’s medical services this morning," a statement on the official Barcelona website reads.

"The captain will maintain a conservative recovery plan, but he will join his teammates for Tuesday’s training session. His recovery will mark his availability for the return leg of the Spanish Supercup against Madrid on Wednesday."

Barcelona defends a 3-2 lead from the first leg in the return at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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