Ouch, Leo Messi Out Two Months

26 Sep, 2015

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi will be out for seven to eight weeks after tearing a ligament in his left knee during a 2-1 win over Las Palmas.

Messi, 28, was injured in the third minute of the match and was taken to hospital after being replaced.

The Argentine is set to miss five La Liga games and three Champions League fixtures, but could return in time to face Real Madrid on 22 November.

In his absence, Luis Suarez scored twice as the champions beat Las Palmas.

The former Liverpool striker rose superbly to head in Sergi Roberto’s cross and doubled the lead when he powerfully converted at the far post following Sergio Busquets’s dummy.

Las Palmas forward Jonathan Viera reduced the deficit with a late strike, but Barca held on to return to the top of La Liga.

Real Madrid can move back above their arch-rivals if they beat Malaga later.



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