Tearful Iniesta suffers knee injury

Barcelona's midfielder Andres Iniesta applauds supporters during the annual 51st Joan Gamper Trophy friendly football match beteen Barcelona FC and UC Sampdoria at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on August 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGO

Barcelona’s midfielder Andres Iniesta. / AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGO

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta was stretchered from the field in tears holding his right knee just 14 minutes into the Spanish champions’ visit to Valencia on Saturday.

Iniesta was on the end of a robust challenge from Enzo Perez, which infuriated Barca boss Luis Enrique on the sidelines, but went unpunished.

Barca’s season has been plagued by injuries so far as Lionel Messi has just returned from nearly a month out, whilst Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba were injured in Wednesday’s 4-0 win over Manchester City.

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