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The former Valencia wing back could face a spell on the sidelines after he picked up a thigh injury while away on international duty

Barcelona has received some disappointing news on the injury front as it will possibly have to make do without the services of Jordi Alba for a while due to injury.

The left back picked up a thigh injury in the closing stages of Spain's 1-1 World Cup qualification draw against Finland on Friday evening, and could be out of action for a number of weeks as a result.

Alba has yet to undergo further examination to determine the exact extent of the knock, but a first diagnosis hints at a small tear in the femoral biceps of his right thigh.

The 24-year-old will miss Tuesday's crucial qualification game away against France due to the injury, while he could also be forced to watch the first leg of Barcelona's Champions League quarter-final tie against Paris Saint-Germain from the stands.

Alba's injury comes only a week after fellow full back Adriano was ruled out for up to six weeks with a hamstring problem.


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