Barcelona’s Pique out 15 days with muscle tear

Barcelona says center back Gerard Pique will be out for the next

15 days due to a muscle tear in his right leg.

The Spanish international injured his leg during Saturday’s 3-0

win over Racing Santander.

Pique will miss Wednesday’s Champions League game against

Viktoria Plzen and, unless he recovers faster than expected,

upcoming Spanish league games against Sevilla, Granada and

Mallorca.

Pique has already missed various games with a muscle tear in his

left leg, and new signings Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez are

currently out with hamstring injuries.