Barca's Puyol returns to training

Barcelona defender Carles Puyol has returned to training with a protective mask, it was revealed Wednesday.

Puyol has been out of action since the club's 2-1 over Osasuna on August 26 when he suffered a broken cheekbone.

The 34-year-old will be absent from Spain's World Cup qualifier against Georgia on Tuesday, but is expected to return to La Liga action in Barcelona's meeting with Getafe on September 15.