Lionel Messi has been ruled out for around three weeks after breaking a bone in his arm during Barça's LaLiga win over Sevilla on Saturday.
Barcelona were dealt a major blow in Saturday night's LaLiga win over Sevilla when Lionel Messi was forced off with a broken bone in his arm - an injury that is to rule the Argentine forward out for around three weeks.
Messi ruled out of next six fixtures - including Clásico
Messi is expected to miss the LaLiga fixtures against Real Madrid (28 October), Rayo Vallecano (3 November) and Real Betis (11 November), and the Champions League group-stage matches against Inter Milan (24 October and 6 November).
The 31-year-old will also be unavailable for Barça's Copa del Rey last-32 first leg at Cultural Leonesa on 31 October.
❗ [INJURY NEWS] Tests carried out on the first team player Leo Messi have confirmed that he has a fracture of the radial bone in his right arm. He will be out for approximately three weeks. #FuerzaLeo pic.twitter.com/kpNcspnfqo— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) 20 October 2018
Likely to make Barcelona comeback in late November
Messi appears most likely to return for Barcelona in their first game after the next international break, which sees the Blaugrana take on Atlético Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano in LaLiga on 24 November.
Matches Messi is due to miss - list in full:
Wednesday 24 October: Inter Milan (h), Champions League
Sunday 28 October: Real Madrid (h), LaLiga
Wednesday 31 October: Cultural Leonesa (a), Copa del Rey
Saturday 3 November: Rayo Vallecano (a), LaLiga
Tuesday 6 November: Inter Milan (a), Champions League
Sunday 11 November: Real Betis (h), LaLiga