Barcelona forward Lionel Messi could miss the season-opener against Real Mallorca after suffering a muscle injury in training.
La Liga is set to resume on June 11 when Sevilla take on Real Betis, with Barcelona’s first game coming two days later in the form of a trip to Mallorca.
Messi suffered a muscle injury during training / Alex Caparros/Getty Images
However, they may be forced to continue without their talisman as TV3 noted that Messi missed training on Wednesday to undergo an MRI due to severe pain in his right leg, which has since been diagnosed with an adductor injury. As has happened.
Barcelona insisted that Messi’s absence was pre-arranged and merely an opportunity to do some individual work, but it appears that this statement was made to cover up the seriousness of Messi’s case.
There is no mention of how serious the injury actually is, but regardless, he should now be viewed as a doubt for the meeting with Mallorca.
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AS says these injuries usually require a seven to 10-day break, so even if he returns to training before the game, he likely won’t be fit enough to play a significant role. .
That may not be the biggest problem for the game against Mallorca, who are 18th in La Liga and shouldn’t pose much of a threat to the league leaders in the quick set, but the busy nature of the fixture schedule means that The Barcelona squad can hardly afford it. Already weak
With Ousmane Dembélé out and Ansu Fati needing to shoulder the workload, Barcelona don’t have too many attacking options to call upon.
Quick settin may have to turn to academy to fill his squad / Quality Sport Images / Getty Images
They face 11 games in just five weeks after the Mallorca game, so Setien will obviously be keen to rotate his squad as much as possible in what can be a daunting task for any player.
The start of the season was marred by injuries for Messi, who played just two of Barcelona’s first seven matches, but has since managed to score 19 goals in 22 league appearances to lead his side to the top of the La Liga standings. I can keep on top.
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