MESSI RULED OUT FOR UP TO EIGHT WEEKS
The forward did not make it through the first
half against Las Palmas following a collision
with defender Pedro Bigas, and could now miss
El Clasico on November 21.
Barcelona have been dealt a blow after Lionel
Messi suffered a knee injury during Saturday's
clash with Las Palmas that wiill rule him out for
up to two months.
The 28-year-old collided with defender Pedro
Bigas inside the 18-yard box after just three
minutes of the Camp Nou outfit's 2-1 victory.
Messi attempted to continue but failed to shrug
off the knock, with Barca coach Luis Enrique
replacing him with Munir seven minutes later.
Messi has a tear in the internal
collateral ligament of his left knee. He
will be out for around 7-8 weeks
â€” FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona)
September 26, 2015
And having been sent to hospital for tests, the
European champions confirmed the Argentina
international will be out for seven to eight weeks
with a tear in the internal collateral ligament of
his left knee.
The injury could rule the four-time Ballon d'Or
winner out of the first Clasico against Real
Madrid of the season on November 21.
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