Inter Miami confirm Messi’s absence against DC United: What injury did he pick up?


Inter Miami have confirmed that Lionel Messi will miss the club’s upcoming Major League Soccer (MLS) match against DC United on Saturday, as they look to avoid risking the team’s star player.

“Following further medical evaluation, it has been determined that the captain has suffered a minor hamstring injury in his right leg,” Inter Miami said in the report accessed by TN media.

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“Messi’s availability will be determined based on daily medical evaluations and the development of his recovery in the coming days,” the report added.

Will Messi miss Argentina’s game?

According to a report published by TN, the injury could compromise his participation with the Argentina national team during the upcoming international window, as it is said to be a hamstring injury.

Messi is scheduled to train for Argentina’s friendlies against El Salvador and Costa Rica on March 22 and 26 respectively; however, it is not yet clear whether he will be able to play in these matches.

Tata Martino, coach of Inter Miami, already warned of the possibility that Messi could miss some upcoming matches.

“He has an overload in the right leg, we did not have to take any kind of risk,” said Martino. “We tried to see if he could hold out a little longer, but it was bothering him and so we preferred to take him out of the game.

“I don’t want to take any risks but I imagine he won’t be available for Saturday’s game,” Martino told reporters after their most recent match.



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