Posted: Wednesday April 25, 2012 5:22 AM

Barcelona's Pique sidelined 1 week with concussion

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -Barcelona says defender Gerard Pique will be sidelined for at least one week after being concussed in the 2-2 Champions League semifinal draw against Chelsea.

Barcelona says Pique has improved and he was discharged from a local hospital on Wednesday after remaining overnight. The Spanish champions will evaluate his condition after one week before deciding when the Spain international returns to action.

Pique left Tuesday's match at the Camp Nou in the 25th minute, nine minutes after colliding with teammate Victor Valdes as the pair went to clear a long ball from the chasing Didier Drogba.

Pique laid motionless for some time before eventually getting to his feet and playing.

 
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