Lionel Messi is not going to attend 2 games with Napoli in United States after injuring his calf in his first training session back this week. He has been ruled out to travel to U.S with his teammates.
Immediately Barcelona stated that ” The FC Barcelona captain, who had returned to training on Monday, has a Grade 1 calf strain and will not travel with the team to the USA .”
Messi expressed his disappointment on Instagram
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Tenía ganas de arrancar y lamentablemente tuve un percance en el primer entrenamiento que me va a dejar afuera un tiempito. Les agradezco a todos sus mensajes y las muestras de cariño, quería estar con el equipo y con la gente que nos sigue en USA. Esta vez no podrá ser, pero nos volveremos a ver pronto. Un abrazo a todos.
Which translated into ” I wanted to start and unfortunately I had a mishap in the first training that will leave me out for a while. I thank all your messages and samples of love, I wanted to be with the team and with the people who follow us in the USA. This time it may not be, but we will see each other again soon. A hug to all.”
His availability to come back to action will be dictated by his recovery from the bad injury.