Lionel Messi’s injury not as bad as first looked: Barca

There have not been many occasions when Lionel Messi missed a match for any health problem, and that is why he could make so many records in past one year. Barca clash at Parc des Princes could have been a major setback for Camp Nou club had Messi got a severe hamstring injury. During the second half of the match he had to leave the pitch citing his hamstring problem. Initially, it looked to be a series contraction, but later, after a thorough analysis, it was discovered that record smasher could soon play again; perhaps he can be a part of return leg matche at the Nou Camp next Wednesday. Barcelona issued his health bulletin and confirmed his hamstring deepness without exaggerating anything whatsoever. The statement reads as, “The club’s medical services have revealed that Leo Messi’s hamstring injury will definitely rule him out of this weekend’s game against Mallorca, whilst his availability after that will depend on how the injury progresses.

“The Barca number 10 felt a twinge in his right hamstring towards the end of the first half last night and failed to reappear after the break, with Cesc Fabregas taking his place.”

“The last time Messi suffered a similar injury was on March 4th 2008 against Glasgow Celtic in the second leg of the Champions League quarter finals and on that occasion he was out for five weeks.

“His last muscle injury came in November 2009 in a game against Athletic Bilbao when he pulled a muscle in his left thigh, which meant he missed the following week’s important Champions League game against Inter – though the team won 2-0 anyway. He suffered a similar injury on March 29th 2011 when he was away with Argentina, although he didn’t miss any games with Barça as a result.”

Despite all, his absence from weekend’s match will bring an unexpected end of his dream run. He became the first player to score in every league match this season, and if he could play few more matches continuously, he would definitely surge his tally to an amazing top. Anyways, it is always better to miss one or two matches rather missing a series of club fixtures. Messi also interacted with his 44 million odd fans via his Facebook page where he posted his injury status as, “I will return soon, thankfully it was not so serious.”

While local media was flashing the news that he could be outlined for as long as three weeks, but after a confirmation from both Barca and Messi, fans can relieve a bit to see their starlet wearing his shoes again.