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Lionel Messi out for three weeks

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Lionel Messi going out  thefield for weeks
Lionel Messi going out thefield for weeks

(mylbsonline/Liberia/Oct. 2/ 2013)-Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi, will be sidelined for up to three weeks after pulling a right thigh muscle in the 2-0 win over Almeria on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

The injury to the world player of the year will rule him out of Tuesday's Champions League trip to Celtic. Messi, 26, scored as Barca recorded a club-record seventh straight La Liga win at the start of the season.

It is the Argentine's second injury of the season after he missed an earlier game after bruising his left thigh.

He also missed several games at the end of last season, with a right hamstring pull. In addition to the Celtic match, he will also miss two Spanish league games against Valladolid and Osasuna.

"Leonel Messi has a small injury to the biceps femoris in his right leg," a Barcelona statement read.

This was confirmed by medical tests undertaken by the player on Sunday morning, September 29, 2013 at Medical Services Sport City.

"The Argentine will be out for approximately two to three weeks, which will certainly force him to miss Barcelona's two games this week.

One of the games will be played on Tuesday against Celtic and another on Saturday at the Camp Nou against Valladolid."

Barcelona are already set to be without a large chunk of their defense for the midweek trip to Scotland, due to injuries.

Javier Mascherano, in good form this season, was ruled out in midweek with a hamstring problem and joins Jordi Alba, also on the sideline suffering from the same injury.

Veteran Centre-Back, Carles Puyol, is still recovering from his long-term injury problems.


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