Lionel Messi picks up nasty arm injury against Sevilla, could miss El Clasico 3 years ago

Lionel Messi picks up nasty arm injury against Sevilla, could miss El Clasico

Lionel Messi looked in some discomfort when he was forced out of Saturday night's clash against Sevilla with an arm injury.

Messi knew he was in trouble immediately when he hit the deck during a battle for the ball with Franco Vazquez.

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The Barcelona talisman winced in agony as he was treated by the club's medical staff and replays of his fall seemed to show his arm hyper-extending.

Messi was replaced by Ousmane Dembele and could be seen taking a seat behind the home dugout with significant strapping to his right arm.

The Argentine had just found the net moments before the injury with a classic Messi goal to make it 2-0 to the hosts, adding to Philippe Coutinho's opener.

At the time of writing, the severity of Messi's injury remains unknown but considering the pain he was in, it would not be surprising to see him miss some crucial fixtures for the Catalan giants.

Barcelona welcome Inter Milan to the Camp Nou on Wednesday for a crunch Champions League match before they meet Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the season next Sunday.

Messi already has 12 goals and five assists to his name in all competitions this season and hopefully the arm injury isn't too serious because we can't possibly sit through an El Clasico without both Messi and perennial rival Cristiano Ronaldo, can we?

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