Monday, November 11, 2013

Messi Is Out for 6-8 Weeks – FC Barcelona

Top Barcelona FC player from Argentine Lionel Messi will be out for 6-8 weeks due to a muscle tear in his left hamstring muscle. This has been confirmed by the club management on November 11, 2013, Modnay.
The 26-year-old limped off after just 20 minutes of Barcelona’s 4-1 win over Real Betis on Sunday and was replaced by Andres Iniesta.
It was the third time this season that he has been forced off with a muscular problem following hamstring and thigh injuries in his right leg.

“The club’s medical services confirmed after tests this Monday morning that Leo Messi has a torn hamstring muscle in his left thigh and is expected to miss the next 6 to 8 weeks,” Barcelona said in a statement.
“The first phase of Messi’s recovery will be covered in Barcelona and he will then travel to Buenos Aires,” it added.
After Sunday’s match Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino said Messi’s injury troubles were not related and the absence of the four-time World Player of the Year could never be used as an excuse for the team to not perform.
“We have the best player in the world, but we also have four or five of the next six or seven best players in the world. Therefore, as a coach, the absence of Messi should never be used as an excuse for not winning.
“The injury to Messi doesn’t have anything to do with the previous ones because it is in the other leg.
“We also need to speak with Leo, it is the third episode he has had in a short time so it is obviously playing on his mind.”
Messi suffered a bruised thigh during the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Atletico Madrid which kept him out for a week.
The club also informed that another star player, Fabregas, has a sprained knee ligament and will need roughly one week to recover. 
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