Lionel Messi Injury

Lionel Messi Likely to Miss Inter Miami’s Next Match Due to Hamstring Injury

Inter Miami’s marquee signing Lionel Messi is facing a setback as he grapples with a leg injury, casting doubt on his availability for the team’s upcoming fixture.

How Lionel Messi Suffred the Injury

During Wednesday’s 3-1 victory over Nashville, Messi was forced to exit the match early in the second half due to discomfort in his right hamstring area.

Inter Miami’s head coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino revealed that the 36-year-old forward was withdrawn from the game as a precautionary measure after experiencing discomfort.

Martino stated, “He is overloaded in the right posterior. We don’t want to run a risk.” Despite Messi’s goal and assist contribution before his substitution in the 50th minute, the decision was made to prioritize his well-being.

As a result of the injury, Messi is expected to be sidelined for Inter Miami’s upcoming MLS encounter against D.C. United on Saturday. This decision is part of a precautionary approach by the team’s management to ensure Messi’s recovery and avoid exacerbating his condition.

This injury adds to Messi’s recent fitness concerns, having been rested in the team’s previous match against Montreal due to a shin injury.

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Messi to Miss Next Match

Furthermore, the Argentine superstar had sustained an injury in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions Cup round of 16 against Nashville, raising concerns about his fitness ahead of crucial fixtures.

Inter Miami, currently navigating a congested fixture schedule in March with seven matches, will monitor Messi’s recovery closely.

With international duties looming, including participation in Copa America warm-up matches for the Argentine national team, Inter Miami will prioritize Messi’s fitness and rehabilitation to ensure his availability for upcoming challenges.

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