Messi suffers bruised knee

  • Last Updated: December 5 2012, 22:56 GMT

Barcelona have announced Lionel Messi suffered a bruised left knee in their goalless draw with Benfica.

Messi suffered an injury against Benfica
Messi suffered an injury against Benfica

Messi was taken off on a cart late in the Champions League match, having collided with goalkeeper Artur Moraes and then twisted awkwardly when trying to curl a shot into the net in the 84th minute.

In an article on their official website, Barca said further tests would be required before a timescale could be put on any absence for the Argentinian forward.

He had only come on as a 58th minute substitute with Barcelona already assured of their progress from Group G.


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