Thursday, August 22, 2013
Barcelona face an troubled wait to work out the severity of Lionel Messi's hamstring wound after he was compelled to arrive off at the end of the first half in the 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid.
photo Barcelona face an troubled delay to work out the severity of Lionel Messi's hamstring wound after he was compelled to come off at the end of the first half in the 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid.
The Blaugrana's talisman could overlook his side's imminent games after being restored at half-time on Wednesday night
A first Blaugrana aim for Neymar called off out David Villa's opener for Atleti in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday, but Messi's withdrawal at the break marred the tourists' forceful fightback.
"Messi has been restored as a precaution following some discomfort in the back of the left thigh," read a Tweet on the club's official Twitter stream throughout the game.
The Argentina worldwide will now undergo farther tests on Thursday which will reveal the full extent of his difficulty, with supporters no question wanting he hasn't suffered the identical problem that kept him out of the end of last time of the year.
Messi maintained a hamstring injury in the first-leg of Barcelona's Champions association quarter-final conflict with Paris Saint-Germain.
He then appeared as a alternate in the second leg to inspire Barca to triumph, but the 26-year-old only aggravated the wound further and sat out the last three games of the campaign with the Liga name currently secured.