Latest Update News About Messi, Barcelona, Fc Barcelona, Leo Messi, Lionel Messi: Barcelona rebounded from its first La Liga loss to Hercules with 2-1 victory against Atlético Madrid on Sunday. But the win ended on a sour note for the Blaugrana, thanks to a Lionel Messi injury.
Messi was taken off the field on a stretcher after suffering a strained right ankle. Czech defender Tomas Ujfalusi caused the damage with an ill-timed tackle, which earned him his second yellow card of the match.
Messi will have tests to determine the severity of the injury, but according to Sky Sports, Messi — the man many consider to be the best player in the world — will be out for three weeks.
“We are happy with the win but sad about Messi,” said Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola moments after the full-time whistle. “The TV pictures speak for themselves. It is not only Cristiano Ronaldo [of Real Madrid] who needs protecting. The referees should protect all the players.”
Messi was treated on the field, and appeared to be in pain as he was carted off, covering his face with his hands.