FC Barcelona’s match against Sevilla was a great victory for the Blaugranes, as they ran over a respectable team in La Liga 3-0 on the night. However, this victory also left a bitter taste in the mouths of Barcelona fans as Busquets had to leave the match early due to an injury.
Sergio Busquets is among the longest-serving players ever to have played for the club. He has been with the club since the famed Pep Guardiola conquered the world of football, and has seen a plethora of managers during his time at the club.
However, despite the changes in management, one thing that has remained constant during this time is the trust that every manager has put in the now well-experienced Spaniard. All the managers that have managed the club team since Busquets’ debut have designed their team formations with Busquets as the pivot.
Xavi has been no exception to this trend, despite the now declining physical prowess of Busquets. Although fans have somewhat lost their patience with him, Xavi still trusts him to play the anchor role in the team. Thus, the injury suffered by the Spaniard last night would be a cause of concern for Xavi, as well as the team at large.
However, reports from Javi Miguel on the injury show that Busquets has a Grade 2 sprain, which is expected to keep him sidelined for 2 weeks. Even if the injury is more severe than usual, Busquets will recover within 3 weeks at a maximum.
Thus, while some important matches will be missed by the Spaniard, Barcelona fans will be glad to know that the problem is not a long-term one. Still, an important tie against a resurgent Manchester United in the Europa League is around the corner, in which Xavi will certainly miss the experience and skills of Sergio Busquets.