Barcelona's Malcom out for 10-15 days with ankle sprain

Barcelona has revealed that Malcom will miss 10 to 15 days of action after sustaining an ankle injury against Cultural Leonesa.

Malcom will be out of action for next two matches.   -  Getty Images

Barcelona's star forward Malcom will be out of contention for 10-15 days after Barcelona confirmed that he suffered an ankle problem in Wednesday's Copa del Rey match against Cultural Leonesa.

The Brazilian sustained a sprained right ankle in the 4-1 victory at Camp Nou, which secured Barcelona, a 5-1 aggregate success and a place in the last 16.

Barca had used all three substitutes by that stage and was forced to see out the remaining minutes, a man light.

Malcom had netted his side's third goal late in the first half, but is now certain to miss Saturday's derby trip to Espanyol as well as Tuesday's Champions League encounter to Tottenham at home. Barca has already assured progress to next stage as Group B winner.