In events turning rather Messi for Leo, he is set to miss around two months of football due to a tear in the medial collateral ligament of his left knee. According to reports filed by the official website of FC Barcelona, the tests carried out by the team’s medical staff confirmed Messi’s injury which will put him out for at least six to eight weeks.
The threatening injury came just three minutes into the game, “attempting a shot with his left foot inside the Las Palmas six year box. At the moment of contact the Barça player’s left knee collided with the opposition defender Pedro Bigas.”
Last time, the Argentine had to sit out for nine straight games following a muscle injury on Nov. 10 during a league match against Betis during the 2013-2014 season.
However, Messi is predicted to comeback for the El Classico against Real Madrid, scheduled for Nov. 22 later this year.
Barca suffered an embarrassing 4-1 defeat against Celta Vigo last week, but got to back to winning ways with their 2-1 victory over Las Palmas on Saturday. Messi initially tried to continue with his injury, but he was later substituted with Munnir El Haddadi in the 10th minute.
Following an interview with ESPN FC, his spaniard teammate, Sergio Busquets, termed the freak accident as “Bad Luck” and said, “We know that if Leo complains then something’s wrong. He’s the best player in the world, our best player. We’re having bad luck with injuries and more so when we can’t register or sign any replacements.”
The ESPN carried out follow up questions regarding Messi’s serious injury, Luis Suarez, team tactics and how his absence would affect Barcelona. The Catalonian side have often been questioned about their team building and tactics with a “Messi Absent” template. However, fans are hopeful about his comeback and wants him back for El Classico.