Messi suffers bruised knee in Benfica draw
Barcelona striker, Leo Messi suffered what appeared to be a serious left knee injury in the final minutes of Wednesday’s Champions League draw against Benfica.
- By Tom Conn Follow @TomConnISF
As play halted and Messi writhed in pain, he was forced to leave the pitch on a stretcher.
However, according to Barcelona-based radio station, Radio Catalunya, the injury to Messi is not as serious as once thought and and has been ruled as a bruised knee, while Barcelona have officially confirmed the status of the player, stating that he will undergo further tests to determine the extent of the injury.
This news comes as a sigh of relief to first place Barcelona, who have seen Messi score 21 goals in league play this season, while it also leaves the door open for the striker to still break Gerd Mueller’s record, depending on how long before he is cleared to play.