Xavi out injured for three weeks


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Al Sadd will miss ace midfielder Xavi Hernandez for three weeks as he sustained a back muscle injury during their 3-4 loss to Al Duhail in Week 19 of the QNB Stars League on Thursday.

Xavi played only in the first half of the crucial game.

The Spanish star underwent a test on Friday under the supervision of the club’s medical team and a tear on his back muscle was confirmed.

Meanwhile, Al Sadd will play away at Uzbekistan’s Nasaf in the third round of AFC Champions League on Monday.