Barcelona News: Lionel Messi Suffers Knee Injury, Tears Ligaments, Out For 2 Months?

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Sep 26, 2015 03:43 PM EDT
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Javi Varas of UD Las Palmas helps Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona as he is injured during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and UD Las Palmas at Camp Nou on September 26, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)"

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."

Check here for more on Messi and the injury.

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