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Injury Report: Andrés Iniesta suffered "heavy bruising"; likely to play on Saturday

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The only bad news coming out of Barcelona's fantastic 3-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night was the scary knock suffered by Andrés Iniesta, who had to leave the game after being kneed in the back. Many were concerned, but as it turns out, there's nothing serious.

From Barça's medical services:

After a series of tests, the Club’s medical services have confirmed that Andres Iniesta suffered heavy bruising in the pelvic region. Iniesta did some specific work in training after the tests on Thursday evening.


It's a heavy bruising, but it's just a bruise. Which means there is no structural damage or anything that could lead to the captain missing an extended period of time. Iniesta will train with the squad normally on Friday, and if Luis Enrique wants to, Andrés will be fully available to play against Valencia on Saturday, a huge La Liga match.

That's a relief.

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