Barça's Busquets avoids serious injury after Escalante tackle

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Barça's Busquets avoids serious injury after Escalante tackle

Barcelona have confirmed the extent of Sunday's injury to Sergio Busquets, who was forced off by a foul by EIbar's Gonzalo Escalante.

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Sergio Busquets is expected to be out for around 10-15 days after Barcelona confirmed that the midfielder suffered an ankle sprain against Eibar.

Injured by brutal Escalante tackle

Busquets receives medical treatment after being injured by Escalante's challenge.

Busquets had to be stretchered off in Barça's 4-0 LaLiga win at Ipurúa on Sunday after an ill-timed, studs-up challenge by Gonzalo Escalante early in the first half.

However, initial fears over a more serious injury were quelled by a scan on Monday, which revealed "a sprained external lateral ligament in his right ankle".

The 28-year-old Spain international is in line to miss three games, rising to four if Barça make it though to the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey.

GAMES BUSQUET IS SET TO MISS

Copa del Rey: Quarter-final second leg against Real Sociedad (26 January) and, if Barça qualify, the semi-final first leg (1 February).

LaLiga: Real Betis (29 January), Athletic Club (4 February).

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