Barcelona defender Gerard Pique will be out for two weeks after picking up a calf injury in his side’s 3-1 defeat to Real Sociedad on Saturday, the club confirmed on Sunday.
Pique endured a rare torrid evening in San Serbastian as a third league defeat of the season left Barca three points adrift of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga.
The Spain International could be back in time for the second leg of Barca’s Champions League last 16 tie against Manchester City on March 12.
However, he is likely to miss Spain’s final friendly before Vicente del Bosque names his squad for the World Cup against Italy on March 5, as well as La Liga matches against Almeria and Valladolid.
Written by George Coomber