BREAKING: Messi ruled out for up to two months

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 goalkeeper Javi Varas 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.

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 Balon d’Or winner miss the first Clasico against Real Madrid of the season on November 22.