Barcelona player is having a tough time flirting with injury. The Brazilian defensive midfield player was out with a knee injury since May and was back playing for the Catalan giants during Wednesday’s Copa Del Rey tie against Sevilla FC when he was again injured and had to limp off the pitch after 75 minutes.
Goal.com reports that the former Lyon star will be out for two more weeks. This is of course a huge blow for the player who was hoping to creep into the starting xi in the absence of Yaya Toure who is on international duty for Ivory Coast at the African Nations’ Cup. It has been confirmed that Edmilson has torn a muscle in his left leg that will sideline him from football for a fortnight.
Edmilson’s absence would be of considerable headache to Frank Rijkaard with Barca a daunting 7 point behind leaders Real Madrid in La Liga at the moment. With Toure gone to Africa for 6 weeks, Rijkaard must have thought the Edmilson would do the midfield anchoring job but now he is injured too. In all probability, Mexican defender Rafael Marquez will be shifted to the defensive midfield position