“It is possible that Messi will be rested. The blow was strong as if a train passes over you. I spoke with him and it is a possibility," said Valverde.
“Circumstances are what they are,” he said. “There may be changes tomorrow but we do not forget that we have 10 points left to be champions. No matter how much we think it is won, it is not, far from it.
“The intention of the changes is to strengthen us and be competitive. It’s a risk, and it will also be a risk that they play on Tuesday. There are inactive players who have to play.”
Huesca lost 8-2 when the teams met at the Nou Camp earlier in the season and sit six points adrift of safety but have improved through the campaign.