Barcelona's Messi out 2 games with ankle injury

BY foxsports • September 20, 2010

Lionel Messi will miss at least two games after damaging ligaments in his right ankle during Barcelona's 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona says medical exams performed Monday on the Argentine star's ankle ruled out any fracture, as expected.

Messi will miss Spanish league matches against Sporting Gijon on Wednesday and Athletic Bilbao three days later. Barcelona plays Rubin Kazan in a Champions League match Sept. 29.

The 23-year-old world player of the year has scored seven goals in six games this season. He was injured after a challenge from Atletico defender Tomas Ujfalusi during extra time of Sunday's game.