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Carles Puyol suffers terrible elbow injury against Benfica

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Playing for the first time since returning unexpectedly quick from a knee injury he suffered two weeks ago, Carles Puyol endured a gruesome elbow injury in the 76th minute of Barcelona's 2-0 Champions League win against Benfica. The 34-year-old defender jumped for a header off a corner kick, but landed awkwardly on his arm, bending his elbow in an unnatural way. He was forced out of the match and taken to a hospital, but the extent of the damage is so far unclear.

UPDATE: Though you don't have to be a doctor to make this diagnosis, Puyol has a dislocated elbow and will reportedly be out for another six weeks.

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