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.
Messi has a tear in the internal collateral ligament of his left knee. He will be out for around 7-8 weeks pic.twitter.com/TLor97gmou
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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.