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.