MADRID - Barcelona midfielder Ibrahim
Afellay has torn a muscle in his left thigh and will be out of
action for up to five weeks, the European champions said on
The Dutch international picked up the injury in Barca's 2-1
friendly defeat to Manchester United in Washington DC on
Saturday, but will stay with the team as they continue their
pre-season tour of the United States.
Afellay will miss the La Liga curtain-raiser against Real
Madrid when the league champions take on King's Cup winners in
the Spanish Super Cup on August 14 and 17.
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