Iniesta out for month with muscle tear

BARCELONA - Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta will be out for around four weeks after he damaged a leg muscle in the holders' Champions League Group H match at home to AC Milan on Tuesday, the Spanish club said.

Iniesta was replaced by Spain team-mate Cesc Fabregas shortly before half-time at the Nou Camp, before Barca conceded a stoppage-time goal to draw 2-2 with the seven-times European champions.

"Tests have confirmed that the player suffered damage to the femoral biceps of the left leg," the La Liga club said in a statement on their website.

"The approximate time he will be out of action is four weeks," they added.

Iniesta joins injured pair Gerard Pique and Alexis Sanchez on the sidelines.