Messi Suffers Injury Blow Ahead Of El Clasico
All is not well with Barcelona presently following the injury blow suffered by Lionel Messi on Saturday
Messi from the initial diagnosis carried will be out for at least three weeks which means he is effectively out of next weekend’s Clasico after the striker injured his arm against Sevilla on Saturday.
Messi had his right arm strapped at the Camp Nou after he had tried to cushion a fall but was unable to continue and had to give way in the 26th minute for Ousmane Dembele.
? [INJURY NEWS] Tests carried out on the first team player Leo Messi have confirmed that he has a fracture of the radial bone in his right arm. He will be out for approximately three weeks. #FuerzaLeo pic.twitter.com/kpNcspnfqo— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 20, 2018
He had already scored, making it 2-0 with a crisp left-footed finish, to add to a stunning opener from Philippe Coutinho.
Barca will hope the injury to their star player is not serious, particularly with a handful of difficult fixtures coming up.
They face Inter Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday and host the first Clasico of the season against Real Madrid on Sunday.
The return match against Inter in Italy then comes early next month, before tricky La Liga games against Real Betis and Atletico Madrid.
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