Barcelona

Piqué limps off team bus with serious knee injury

Gerard Piqué limped off the team bus after Barcelona's defeat to Atlético Madrid due to a partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and now faces several months on the sidelines.

Barcelona had a difficult Saturday night in the Spanish capital, not only losing 1-0 to Atlético Madrid but also losing their main centre-back Gerard Piqué. In the second half, Piqué suffered what appeared to be a serious injury to his right knee.

The player was seen arriving at the team hotel after the game with a notable limp, which prevented him from walking normally. Tests conducted on Sunday morning detected a partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and he will likely face several months on the sidelines.