The Argentine Lionel Messi have symptoms of a bone contusion in the left knee and does not enter the call for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) for Wednesday’s game against Metz, the club said on Tuesday.
The player underwent an MRI scan that revealed that injury and will be tested again in 48 hours to determine if he can return to the field of play.
The former Barcelona footballer was replaced in the absence of a quarter of an hour match against Lyon in the Parc des Princes last Sunday.
Messi showed his surprise by the change, decided by the coach, also Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, who after the duel did not give explanations about it.
However, PSG leaked that the technician wanted to preserve it after having suffered a hard foul a few minutes before.
The player limped slightly the next day and did not train with the rest of his classmates, according to L’Équipe.
Therefore, he was subjected to medical tests that detected this possible injury.
The replacement of Messi for technical reasons, the first since March 2010 without his team having a clear advantage, raised many comments in Paris, fueled by the surprised gestures of the player when he left the field, hardly greeting the coach.
PSG also reported that Italian Marco Verratti resumed the race in training today, while Sergio Ramos “continues his individual preparation on the field.”
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