Busquets out with bruised kidney

MADRID - Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets will miss next weekend's trip to Real Valladolid after he bruised a kidney in the champions' 4-0 win over Sevilla on Saturday.

The Spain international was under observation in hospital for several hours on Sunday and needs a week of complete rest, Barca said on their website.

The injury is a blow to the La Liga leaders as they are already without one defensive midfielder, Yaya Toure, who is playing for Ivory Coast at the African Nations Cup.