Barcelona midfielder, Sergio Busquets has been ruled out of Spain’s game with Germany on account of a knee injury.
The star player is to undergo an MRI scan.
The Spanish FA confirmed Busquets’ absence from Tuesday’s Nations League game, with the defensive midfielder’s problem confirmed as a ligament sprain in the left knee which he picked up during the recent draw with Switzerland.
Busquets did not take part in training on Sunday, and will undergo an MRI scan on Monday to assess the extent of the problem.
While Busquets’ absence is a blow to Spain, as Luis Enrique’s side need a win over Germany on Tuesday to overhaul their opponents at the top of Nations League Group A4, there will be anxious people monitoring the situation at Camp Nou.
Barca have made a slow start to the current domestic campaign and hold eighth place in La Liga, nine points adrift of leaders Real Sociedad – albeit with two games in hand.
The Catalans return to Liga action on Saturday with a trip to Atletico Madrid, and taking on Diego Simeone’s side at the Wanda Metropolitano without Busquets would be a mammoth task.