Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been ruled out of action for three weeks after picking up arm injury during his side's 4-2 win over Sevilla.
The 31-year-old could only last 26 minutes on the pitch as he was being replaced by France international Ousmane Dembele.
Messi netted his side's second goal in the 12th minute - ten minutes after Philippe Coutinho opening stunner in the game.
However, the Argentina international will miss next weekend's El Clasico at Camp Nou and they will hope to remain atop of the table at the end of the game.
The Catalan club after the game confirmed their captain will be out for sometime having gone through first level of diagnosis.
"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. #FuerzaLeo "
Messi, who was presented with the La Liga player of the month award for September before last night's kick off will also miss Rayo Vallecano and Real Betis games.
Barca also have the Champions League group stage double header against Internazionale of Milan in the next three weeks, as well as the first leg of their Copa del Rey round-of-32 clash against Cultural Leonesa.