Barcelona keeper Valdes sidelined six weeks

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes faces six weeks out with a calf injury.

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes faces six weeks out with a calf injury.

Valdes replaced Iker Casillas at half-time of the shock 1-0 defeat in Johannesburg but limped out of the action with 13 minutes remaining after damaging his calf.

The 31-year-old underwent tests on his return to Spain on Wednesday, where the extent of the injury was revealed.

A Barcelona medical statement read: "The test taken on Wednesday confirmed that Victor Valdes has torn a muscle in the right calf.

"The approximate time he will be out is around six weeks."

 
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