The victory over Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey finals on Friday has come at a price for Barca albeit not that heavy given that the 2011-12 season is finally over. What it does is jeopardise the fitness of the three players – Cesc Fabregas, Thiago Alcantara and Isaac Cuenca – for the upcoming tournaments namely Euro and Olympics. Fabregas and Thiago, who were on the bench before getting a few minutes in the match, were both reported to be injured post it. As the club’s official site stated, Fàbregas complained of problems with his right leg. Medical tests confirmed he had pulled the “femoral bicep in his right leg“. The 25-year-old player is expected to be out for seven to 10 days. On the other hand, Thiago ”suffered a knock on his right tibia“. Medical tests showed that he has “an edema in his right leg” and how he recovers from it will determine how soon he’ll be back. Finally, Cuenca ”suffered a knock on the articular surface of his right knee”. Tests indicated that “he has an external meniscal cyst” that will sideline him for 15 days.
Source: www.fcbarcelona.com; Photo credit: David Ramos/Getty Images