Javier Mascherano Injury: Updates on Barcelona Star's Hamstring, Return Date

Tim DanielsFeatured ColumnistSeptember 25, 2013

VALENCIA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 01: Javier Mascherano (R) of Barcelona competes for the ball with Helder Postiga of Valencia during the La Liga match between Valencia CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Mestalla on September 1, 2013 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)
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Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano is expected to miss approximately two weeks of action after suffering a hamstring injury during the club's triumph over Real Sociedad on Tuesday.

Barca's official site updated the situation:

Javier Mascherano underwent medical tests on Wednesday morning to determine the extent of the injury suffered in last night’s league match at home to Real Sociedad. It has been confirmed that he has sprained his right hamstring and will therefore be sidelined for 10 to 15 days.