Barcelona have been dealt a major injury blow after Lionel Messi suffered a knee injury during Saturday’s match with Las Palmas.
The 28-year-old collided with goalkeeper Javi Varas inside the 18-yard box after just three minutes.
He was pulled out seven minutes later.
Club doctors have confirmed that the injury led to a torn ligament that will keep the player out for up to two months.
The club said in a tweet:
Messi has a tear in the internal collateral ligament of his left knee. He will be out for around 7-8 weeks