The Argentinian abandoned the pitch in the match against Betis in the 21st minute, being replaced by Andrés Iniesta. He will be undergoing tests today to find out what the extent of this injury is.
Messi also sustained a hamstring injury and the end of September, forcing him to the Champions League match against Celtic and a La Liga match against Valladolid.
Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino decided not to risk his star player in the match against Málaga as a precautionary measure. A few days later, in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup, Messi sustained a post-contusional intermuscular hematoma in the femoral biceps of his left leg.
By Rory Whitelaw
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