By Chris Wright
(video via 101GG )
Barcelona are optimistic that Lionel Messi hasn’t suffered a broken ankle (as was first thought) after being injured during their 2-1 Primera Division win over Atletico Madrid last night.
Messi was hauled off the pitch on a stretcher after a challenge from Atletico defender Thomas Ufjalusi (who received a fairly harsh red card for his part in the incident) left the agonised winger in tears on the turf of the Vicente Calderon stadium.
Messi will undergo more scans this morning to determine the full extent of the injury but,