Barcelona's Gabriel Milito sidelined for rest of the season due to calf injury

The Argentinian defender has picked up yet another injury and will be sidelined for up to six weeks as a result of the knock
Barcelona have received some disturbing news from the treatment table in the aftermath of their surprising 2-1 away loss against Real Sociedad, with defender Gabriel Milito unlikely to feature again this season due to a calf injury.

The Argentine was forced off during the match as a result of the knock, and the centre-back was replaced by Sergio Busquets.

Milito underwent further examination on Sunday morning and Barca have now revealed on their official website that the player has a tear in his calf muscle and will be out for the rest of the campaign.

The 30-year-old will be sidelined for up to six weeks due to the problem and will consequently miss the title run-in, while his hopes of being involved in Argentina's Copa America bid have also been dashed.

Barcelona lock horns with arch rivals Real Madrid on Tuesday evening as they defend a 2-0 lead from the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.

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