Lionel Messi injury

Lionel Messi’s injury concern raises doubts over his participation in the Argentina vs Peru match

Lionel Messi injury: Will he play against Peru in Argentina’s next Copa America fixture?

Argentina have managed to win both of their Group A fixtures against Canada and Chile respectively in the Copa America 2024 so far. They will next come up against Peru in their final Group A match before making their way to the quarterfinals of the tournament. However, a denting concern has surfaced among the team’s hierarchy as their star number 10 Lionel Messi has reportedly suffered a notable injury scare.

Earlier it was reported by ‘The NewYork Times’, that Leo missed La Albicelete’s important training session ahead of their match against Peru. Later the news surfaced that the veteran player had caught a muscle injury that made his participation against Peru doubtful. The 37-year-old has played and started in both games for Argentina in their Copa America 2024 campaign. He also has an assist to his tally during these two outings.

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As per the most recent reports, Lionel Messi is set to be rested for his nation’s match against Peru. It has been further termed that via early impressions the team management has labeled his injury as a muscle sprain and nothing majorly serious.

Leo will get nine days to fully recover from the injury scare and possibly be fully fit when Argentina takes the pitch for the quarterfinals. In the meanwhile, manager Lionel Scaloni can give game-time to players like Guido Rodriguez and Alejandro Garnacho against Peru.

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