Messi Spotted With A Sling In First Public Appearance After Elbow Fracture (Photos)
Messi when he got the injury, and now
The Argentina football maestro was pictured in good spirits as he went out and about in Barcelona with his wife, Antonella and teammates, Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez.
Lionel Messi is spotted out in a sling (Image: LAGENCIA GROSBY / BACKGRID)
The playmaker was spotted wearing a sling to provide support for his injury, which rules him out of Sunday’s el-classico clash against rivals, Real Madrid.
A Barcelona statement had said: “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.”
Messi with his wife Antonella (Image: LAGENCIA GROSBY / BACKGRID)
Messi is now set to miss two Champions League games against Inter Milan as well as the Clasico and La Liga games against Rayo Vallecano and Real Betis.
Meanwhile, Barca coach, Valverde insists his side can cope with the loss of Messi.“We know what he gives to us and what the opponents think when they see Leo on the field,” Valverde said at a press conference.
Messi was joined by Philippe Coutinho (Image: LAGENCIA GROSBY/BACKGRID)
“We must prepare ourselves and have the resources to cope without him, even if these are tough games. In the past we have had games without him and we have always tried to maintain our style.”
Luis Suarez was also present (Image: LAGENCIA GROSBY / BACKGRID)