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28th Sep 2015

Very promising injury update for fans of El Clasico

There's hope yet

Ben Kiely

There may not be a very notable absentee in this season’s first El Clasico at the Bernabeu.

It was looking pretty grim for Lionel Messi when he hobbled off at the weekend. The subsequent video that emerged of him limping out of hospital coupled with the news that he could face six to eight weeks on the sideline had a lot of fans worried that Barca’s talisman may miss their key clash against Real Madrid.

However, Messi may not be out of the most anticipated match in Spansih football’s calender, according to Argentina doctor Donato Villani.

“For years I’ve known Leo and I have no doubt that he will be ready in the shortest possible time of the injury, perhaps before that period of six-to-eight weeks,” Villani told ​Ole.

Villani explained that Messi finds it extremely difficult to sit out Barca matches with injury, and that he will be trying his hardest to get back to fitness for the Madrid clash.

“He gets mad when you cannot play. The desire to play again and the will to heal can influence.”

We’re all pulling for you, Leo.


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