Hysaj a doubt for Napoli-Barcelona with sprained knee

A knee injury sustained in the closing stages of Napoli's 1-0 win over Cagliari could force Elseid Hysaj out the Barcelona game.

Elseid Hysaj

Reports suggest that Napoli right-back Elseid Hysaj could out for two weeks, which makes him a doubt for the Champions League clash against Barcelona next Tuesday.   -  Getty Images

Napoli could be without Elseid Hysaj when it takes on Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with the right-back having suffered a sprained knee.

Albania international Hysaj went off with 10 minutes remaining in Napoli's 1-0 Serie A victory over Cagliari at the Sardegna Arena on Sunday.

Tests carried out on Monday showed the 26-year-old has sustained damage to the medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

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Reports in Italy suggest that Hysaj could be set for two weeks on the sidelines, which makes him a doubt for the clash against Barcelona next Tuesday.

Napoli faces Brescia in Serie A on Friday and entertains Torino four days after taking on Barca at Stadio San Paolo.

The second leg of the Coppa Italia semifinal against Inter, in which Napoli holds a 1-0 aggregate lead, is scheduled for March 5.

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