Barcelona star Lionel Messi suffered a knee injury on Saturday against Las Palmas and Messi could miss up to two months after tearing ligaments in his left knee.
Messi went down early in the game and was grabbing his knee, but he was able to play for a little longer before getting subbed out. According to the Daily Mail, Messi was taken to the hospital from the match and he could miss up to two months after suffering a collateral ligament tear on his left knee. Messi was subbed out in the eighth minute and now he will have to be on the sidelines for around eight weeks.
Barcelona is looking to defend their Champions League title as well as the Spanish League this year and he should be back as things pick up in the middle of the season. The team announced on Twitter that messi has a "tear in the internal collateral ligament" in his left knee and could miss "around 7-8 weeks." Barcelona will have Champions League matchups that Messi will miss over the next few weeks.
Messi also could be out for the match against Real Madrid towards the end of November depending on how he recovers. According to the Daily Mail, Barcelona manager Luis Enrique said after the game: "Injuries are the worst thing in football and it carries a special weight when it's Messi."