Barcelona defender Carle Puyol had liquid taken out of his right knee at an out-patient clinic yesterday. The Catalan footballer played in the Champions League match against Ajax and he was expected to take part in the game against Athletic. However his knee flared up again and he was forced to sit out. The doctors are monitoring his progress.
Puyol was meant to be in Madrid last night for the LFP award ceremony, where he was due to present one of the awards, however he did not attend.