Puyol suffers horrific arm injury in Barcelona's UEFA Champions league win

Puyol suffers horrific arm injury in Barcelona's UEFA Champions league win

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Puyol suffers horrific arm injury in Barcelona's UEFA Champions league win

Puyol (Getty)

Carles Puyol could be facing a lengthy injuy layoff after falling awkwardly on his arm during Barcelona's Champions League group stage victory against Benfica on Tuesday. After jumping up for a header, Puyol was clipped by a Benfica player and landed with the full weight of his body onto his left arm, which was in an awkward position.

The resulting injury looks to be a dislocated elbow, with what is likely to be torn elbow ligaments. There is no official word yet on the full extent of Puyol's injury, but it is tough to imagine him coming back for a while. The injury comes as Puyol was just coming back from an injury layoff.

If you haven't seen Puyol's injury, here it is (be warned, it is not for the squeemish):

(h/t to @101greatgoals)

What do you see Barcelona doing now without Puyol for an extended period of time? Think Alex Song can provide adequate cover in central defense for Gerard Pique and Javier Mascherano? See them buying someone in the transfer window?

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