Rafinha out with adductor strain

Rafinha trained normally on Friday ahead of the team's trip to San Sebastián. / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
The midfielder, who recently returned to action following a long knee injury, will be sidelined in the coming days

FC Barcelona’s medical services team said Monday that the first team player Rafael ‘Rafinha’ Alcantara has suffered an strain to his left adductor, and his availability for upcoming matches will depend on the speed of his recovery.

The Brazilian midfielder, who was out nearly seven months after tearing his right ACL last fall, returned to action on Tuesday in FC Barcelona’s Champions League quarter-final first leg versus Atlético Madrid. He played 30 minutes, and then started in Saturday’s match at Anoeta versus Real Sociedad, playing the first half before being replaced by Andrés Iniesta at the intermission.