Iniesta doubtful for Confederations Cup after aggravating injury

May 30th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Madrid, May 30 (DPA) Andres Iniesta is doubtful for the upcoming Confederations Cup football match after aggravating the muscle injury in his right thigh in Wednesday’s Champions League defeat of Manchester United.
According to Catalan dailies Sport and Mundo Deportivo Saturday, Iniesta might need two or three weeks to recover.

They both quote Barca coach Josep Guardiola as saying, Friday, that “we should be careful with this injury to Andres, it is in a very dangerous place”.

Iniesta - who is well placed to be chosen as the best player in the Spanish Liga this season - originally tore the muscle at the back of his right thigh May 2, in Barca’s historic 6-2 win away to Real Madrid.

He seemed to have recovered in time for the Champions final, and turned in another of his lively displays linking up midfield and attack - and setting up Samuel Eto’o for the first goal.

However, he has been in considerable pain since Wednesday, and has been treated by the Barca doctors.

On Monday Spain manager Vicente del Bosque will name his squad for the Confederations Cup, in which European champions Spain make their debut on June 14 against New Zealand.

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