Barca's Puyol back in practice after elbow injury


BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -Barcelona defender Carles Puyol has returned to practice with the rest of the team for the first time since gruesomely dislocating his left elbow five weeks ago.

The Spanish club did not give a timetable for when Puyol would play.

Puyol injured his elbow during a win at Benfica on Oct. 2.

Barcelona recovered fellow center back Gerard Pique for its loss at Celtic in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Barcelona leads the Spanish league and visits Mallorca on Sunday.

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