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FC Barcelona announce Lionel Messi will miss 3 weeks with groin injury

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Could have been worse...

The best player in the world is down.

Lionel Messi is out three weeks with a groin strain in his right leg, the club announced on Wednesday. Messi sustained the injury in the La Liga draw against Atlético Madrid at Camp Nou, and the Argentine superstar will not return until after the international break, meaning Messi will not play with his national team in early October. Messi has now injured the adductor muscle in both of his legs, which is not good. At all.

Leo will miss the next three Barça matches, against Celta Vigo and Sporting Gijón in the league, as well as the Champions League trip to Borussia Mönchengladbach next week.

Manager Luis Enrique spoke about Messi's injury:

“Football lost today, and we lost Messi to injury. Last year he had a longer injury and we overcame it. With Leo we’re stronger, but we’ll continue to be strong.”

Source: FCBarcelona.com

Messi right now is not a concern for the massive Champions League match against Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, but since that game takes place in exactly three weeks, he might not be at 100% fitness to face the Citizens. Hopefully his recovers quickly and perfectly before coming back.

Get better, Leo. We need you.