Messi seriously injured his arms during the first half of Barcelona's 4-2 win against Sevilla at Camp Nou Stadium. He was trying to reclaim the ball when he ran into the back of Sevilla midfielder Franco Vazquez and fell in the 17th minute. Trying to cushion his landing, Messi's right elbow bent badly.
He seem to be in serious pain after being treated by the team doctors. They wrapped his elbow with bandages and tried to continue playing, but able to withstand the pain, he eventually left the field.
Messi was taken to a clinic and the club said tests showed a "fracture of the radial bone."
The Barcelona superstar will miss playing Inter Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday, and the clasico against Real Madrid next weekend. He'll also miss three other matches, including the return game against Inter.
"It's a significant loss. We will notice his absence," Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said."We've played without him in the past. We will be prepared to overcome this."