The 32-year-old’s fitness assumptions first surfaced when he became noticeable absentee from training sessions in Catalonia.
Messi has been injured
Barcelona have revealed that Lionel Messi is nursing a thigh complaint. But tried to calm any fears that the Argentine could go aside for a long time. The 32-year-old’s fitness assumptions first surfaced when he became noticeable absentee from training sessions in Catalonia. Then it was suggested that Messi works away from the cameras in separate meetings of the gym. However, now Barca are ready to admit that the six-time winner of Ballon d ‘Or is slightly injured. The Spanish champions, however, are confident that their talisman captain will soon return to a full-fledged training with the rest of the Quique Setien squad and will be ready to resume the actions of La Liga. The Blaugrana, along with the rest of the sports world, has been in isolation since mid-March.
Leo trained in isolation
A niggling knock was always likely, as physical activity was intensified. With the highly regarded teenager Ansu Fati another one of those who are currently forced to work away from the leading group. In a statement, Barca, published on the club’s official website: Barca captain Leo Messi has a slight injury to the right quadriceps and trained in isolation. Doing specific exercises to avoid unnecessary risks are only eight days left before Barca finally will return to the games. All of the available players were at the Ciutat Esportiva, where they were joined by Jorge Cuenca and Kike Saverio. As well as other B team players who worked with the first team over the past few days.
The latter, like Messi, worked individually this morning. But, unusually, this session will be on the field at Camp Nou, as Setien is working to ensure that his players are ready to return to football, Barcelona, who holds a two-point lead over Clasico rivals Real Madrid at the top of the Liga table, have been under lockdown since March 7.