Dirty Tackle

Sergio Busquets definitely did not fake this injury

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

We've all made jokes about Sergio Busquets' habit of falling down and clutching his face for no good reason, but this time it was his knee and he wasn't faking.

A mere seven minutes after entering Barcelona's 2-1 win over Real Sociedad in the 76th minute, Busquets was accidentally stepped on by Carlos Martinez, opening up a deep gash under his right knee. While the writhing Busquets was treated by team doctors, Cesc Fabregas was visibly sickened by the injury, which probably upset Xavi that much more.

Luckily, the cut doesn't seem to be as terrible as originally feared and Busquets may even be able to play again in a few days. From Barcelona's official website:

Sergio Busquets sustained an injury on the inside of his right knee that will require stitches. His recovery will mark his availability for upcoming Cup and League matches.

And so, like any player truly committed to The Method, Busquets now has an experience to call upon the next time he needs it.

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