Sergio Busquets suffers broken jaw in Atletico Madrid stalemate
Injury

Sergio Busquets suffers broken jaw in Atletico Madrid stalemate

FC Barcelona has received a blow in their title run-in with news that midfielder Sergio Busquets suffered a broken jaw in their draw against Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Busquets was forced to leave the field in the first half of the game after he was involved in an aerial challenge with Stefan Savic in the 25th minute.

A statement from Barcelona noted: “Sergio has a facial contusion with an upper maxilla fracture and is progressing favorably. His recovery will determine his availability.”

After trying to carry on, Busquets was unable to continue and was replaced in the Barcelona side by Ilaix Moriba. The player then underwent tests that revealed that he had facial bruising and a broken jaw.