Andres Iniesta Injury: Updates on Barcelona Star's Knee and Return

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured Columnist IVJuly 5, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: Andres Iniesta of Spain looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Chile at Maracana on June 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Andres Iniesta will be absent from the Spanish squad for the upcoming fixtures against France and Macedonia after being forced to withdraw with a knee injury.

"The Medical Services are currently working to determine the extent of the injury," Barcelona's official website announced on Saturday. 

Inside Spanish Football confirmed the Barcelona playmaker would miss the friendly against Les Bleus on September 4, as well as the Euro 2016 qualifier against the Macedonians on September 8.

Vicente del Bosque is yet to call up a replacement, but Manchester United's Juan Mata is mentioned by Inside Spanish Football as a contender to fill in for his compatriot.