Barcelona's Spain international midfielder Andres Iniesta is facing a lengthy spell out of action due to a thigh injury in his right leg.
The 25-year-old played with the problem in the Champions League final victory over Manchester United, but is now set to miss his country's Confederations Cup campaign.
Iniesta had reported for duty with the national team, but further tests on his injury had provided bad news.
Spain doctor Oscar Celada confirmed: "He has an injury which has a very high chance of suffering a relapse.
"We have to look out for Andres' health and not expose him to a relapse.
"The recovery period is long, between six and eight weeks. He is crushed to see that the injury is worse than what he could have thought at the beginning."