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Lionel Messi Injury: Updates on Barcelona Star's Thigh, Likely Return Date

BARCELONA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 18:  Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona looks on  during the warm up session prior to the UEFA Champions League Group H match between FC Barcelona and Ajax Amsterdam at the Camp Nou stadium on September 18, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistSeptember 28, 2013

Lionel Messi was subbed off in the 28th minute of Barcelona's 2-0 win over Almeria in a La Liga match on Saturday following an injury.

Goal's Thomas Floyd reported that Xavi came on to replace the star forward after he looked to have picked up a knock:

Messi tweaks something, so he's lifted midway through the first half and replaced by ... Xavi. #FCB

— Thomas Floyd (@thomasfloyd10) September 28, 2013

He will miss at least two weeks of action.

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