Barcelona's Jordi Alba 'out for further six weeks with thigh injury'

Alba 'suffers injury setback'
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Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba will reportedly be sidelined for six more weeks with a thigh injury.

Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba has reportedly been hit with an additional six-week layoff due to a thigh injury.

The Spain international was initially ruled out for three weeks after suffering a hamstring problem during Barca's 3-2 victory over Sevilla on September 14.

Despite being close to returning to action, it has emerged that head coach Gerardo Martino will be without the left-back's services for another month at least, according to BBC Sport.

Javier Mascherano and Carles Puyol are said to be closing in on their returns to fitness.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is congratulated by team mate Pedro after scoring his team's second goal against Levante on August 18, 2013
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