BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has missed practice because of an injury worry to his left leg.
The Spanish league club says Iniesta skipped Tuesday's session after feeling some discomfort following Sunday's 1-0 loss at Athletic Bilbao. Iniesta has missed time because of muscle tears in his left leg, including in the run up to the last World Cup when the Spain international recovered in time to play and score the winning goal in the final.
Barcelona says fullback Jordi Alba returned to regular training for the first time since injuring his left leg in a training session on Oct. 10. Alba, who is also a Spain international, could be included in the squad for Friday's Copa del Rey match at Cartagena.