Argentine association football player and manager Lionel Messi is still searching for his first goal for PSG after being subbed off in the 76th minute (he was not happy with Mauricio Pochettino) of Sunday’s late 2-1 victory over Lyon, and it has now been revealed he has suffered an injury.
Messi was hardly ineffective while he was on the field (he took four shots and put two of them on target), but the on-field chemistry between himself, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel di Maria is still a work in progress.
There has been plenty of focus on Messi in the days after his reaction and PSG have now given an update saying the Argentine superstar has a knee injury and will miss their midweek trip to Metz in Ligue 1.
“Following the blow received on his left knee, had an MRI this morning which confirms the signs of bone contusion, a new point will be performed in 48 hours,” PSG said in a statement.
Messi, 34, will also be doubtful for their home game against Montpellier this weekend, and could be in a race against the clock to be fit for the huge UEFA Champions League game against Manchester City next week.—Agencies