Barcelona news

Fabregas shelved by muscle strain

December 9, 2012
By ESPN.com news services
Barcelona says midfielder Cesc Fabregas will miss up to four weeks with a thigh muscle injury sustained in Sunday night's win at Real Betis.

The Spain midfielder lasted just nine minutes of the 2-1 victory in Seville before being replaced by Alexis Sanchez.

A Barca statement read: "FC Barcelona's Medical Services have confirmed that Cesc Fabregas has torn the bicep femoris in his left thigh."

He will miss Barca's last three games of the year -- the La Liga matches ...

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