La Liga 2017/18: Concern for Barcelona as Messi suffers an arm injury ahead of Clasico

Lionel Messi has suffered an arm injury. Image Source: twitter

XtraTime Web Desk: After assisting for one goal and scoring another one for the team Barcelona’s star forward Lionel Messi was substituted in the first half due to a concerning arm injury during their La Liga against Sevilla. It means that he is set to miss the El Clasico next week and it is confirmed that he has been confirmed that he is out for three weeks with a fracture in his right arm.

The Argentina superstar scored Barca’s second with a gorgeous 20-yard finish after a swift breakaway in the 12th minute, but he fell awkwardly soon after in a coming together with Sevilla’s Franco Vazquez.

He was given medical attention for several minutes on the touchline, with Barca’s physios putting a significant amount of strapping around his right elbow.

Initially it looked as though he was going to attempt to carry on, but after having his arm tended to, he laid back on the floor looking resigned to his fate.

He soon trudged away and down the tunnel, with Ousmane Dembele replacing him.

It could be a particularly crucial injury given the importance of Barca’s upcoming games against Inter in the Champions League and Sunday’s El Clasico clash with Real Madrid.

Messi is Barca’s top scorer so far this season, with his first-half effort against Sevilla his seventh in nine LaLiga outings.


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