You know the feeling of your favorite team having very few injury problems to deal with? No? Me neither. Just a day after FC Barcelona received a huge boost by the returning Carles Puyol, it has been announced that Marc Bartra will miss roughly 2-3 weeks due to an injured thigh muscle. The young defender picked up the injury in a training session this morning.
With numerous defenders injured in previous weeks, Bartra, in his first season as a full time first team member, had to step up. In seven appearances - already a career high for a single season - Bartra performed very well and appeared to be well on his way to beat out Alex Song on the depth chart at center-back. Now, however, Bartra will be forced to miss several games, including the return leg in the Copa del Rey - one he surely would've started.