Lionel Messi, soccer star for Barcelona suffered a knee injury that will now have the forward out for 6-8 weeks.

Genny Noel

The injury happened in a game against Las Palmas when a shot Messi took was blocked by his opposer, Pablo Bigas.

Messi ran to the sideline and was treated by team medics. He gave it one more try before deciding that he could not continue. Doctors rushed him to the hospital for tests and though no official statement has been made, he is expected to miss up to two months of the season.

According to EspnFc, Messi has seen this kind of injury before that sent off false alarms and had the forward back in action the following week. This time, he does not seem so lucky as the injury is reportedly a torn ligament. Messi is thought to return during late November.