Gerard Pique Injury: Updates on Barcelona Star's Hamstring, Likely Return Date

Christopher Atkins@@chris_elasticoContributor IOctober 24, 2013

ALBACETE, SPAIN - OCTOBER 15:  Gerard Pique (L) of Spain competes for the ball with Jano Ananidze of Georgia during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier match between Spain and Georgia at Carlos Belmonte stadium on October 15, 2013 in Albacete, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
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Barcelona defender Gerard Pique is suffering with a hamstring injury, which forced him to miss the weekend Clasico fixture with Real Madrid.

Per Football Espana, coach Gerardo Martino had initially insisted that Pique missed the club's La Liga fixture at Osasuna due to fatigue rather than injury. However, his strain has been revealed.

The article states:

The defender missed last weekend’s league trip to Osasuna, with Tata Martino reporting it was due to fatigue more than any physical discomfort.

However, on from returning to action in the midweek draw away to Milan in the Champions League, the player has been confirmed by Barca as having now strained the hamstring muscle in his left leg.