Milito could miss six weeks

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, Last Updated: 1:24 PM ET

BARCELONA, Spain -- Barcelona defender Gabriel Milito suffered a thigh injury in Wednesday's 5-1 win over Ceuta in the Copa del Rey and could miss up to six weeks.

Milito, who scored Barca's second goal in the seventh minute, left before half with the latest of a recent string of injuries. The 30-year-old just returned from a thigh injury suffered in mid-October. Eric Abidal replaced Milito.

Barcelona, second in La Liga behind Real Madrid, hosts Villarreal on Saturday. Barca advanced in the Copa del Rey with a 7-1 aggregate win.


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