Puyol facing six weeks out for Barcelona

Carles Puyol: Facing up to six weeks on the sidelines after picking up a knee injury in the win over Getafe

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Barcelona defender Carles Puyol faces up to six weeks out after suffering a knee injury in the win over Getafe.

The Spain defender strained the posterior cruciate ligament in his left leg during the second half of Saturday's win and the club's initial assessment is that he will be out for between four to six weeks, although he will undergo further tests on Sunday.

Barca coach Tito Vilanova said after the 4-1 win: "It's always a problem when you lose players like him. We know how important Puyol is to the team.

"He played well throughout the match, he brings a lot to the team. Hopefully we can get him back soon."

Barca, whose victory over Getafe was their fourth in four league matches this season, begin their Champions League campaign against Spartak Moscow on Wednesday.

In the next month they also face Granada, Sevilla, Benfica and Real Madrid.