Messi out until the new year
11 November 2013, 16:57
Barcelona - Barcelona forward Lionel Messi will be out for between six and eight weeks with a hamstring injury, the La Liga leaders said on Monday.
The Argentine suffered a muscle tear in his left hamstring during the 4-1 La Liga win at Real Betis on Sunday.
It was initially thought that he would be out for a couple of days but it is understood that he has been advised by doctors to take a break from the game.
After undergoing an ultrasound on the injury earlier today, it has been confirmed that he will be out until the New Year.
The Catalans currently hold a three point lead in La Liga.
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