Inter Miami boss Gerardo Martino offered a health replace on Lionel Messi because the Argentine icon sat out the membership’s 1-1 MLS draw towards New York Metropolis on Saturday (September 30).
Messi has been fighting health points since getting back from worldwide responsibility in mid-September. He was additionally overlooked of the Herons’ matchday squad within the 2-1 US Open Cup remaining loss towards Houston Dynamo on September 27.
Amid reviews claiming that the Barcelona legend had sustained a hamstring tear, Martino stated after his facet’s newest league fixture (by way of Miami Herald):
“I’ll repeat what I stated earlier than. We’re going recreation by recreation. We’ll consider him towards Chicago (the subsequent recreation on the highway Wednesday).
“We didn’t take a danger for a remaining. We received’t do it now. If towards Chicago he is able to play, to be on the bench, or it might be dangerous and he has to remain out, he’ll keep out, and we are going to do the identical towards Cincinnati.”
Addressing Messi’s reported hamstring damage, as claimed by a healthcare journalist named Caden DeLisa, Martino added:
“Time will inform whether or not what I’m saying is true or whether or not that one who made the report is correct.”
Up subsequent for the Miami-based outfit is a league conflict at Chicago on Wednesday (October 4). The Herons are thirteenth within the Japanese Convention and 4 factors off the ninth-placed Montreal, the final playoff spot, with three video games left.
Lionel Messi set to overlook remainder of MLS season resulting from damage, claims Caden DeLisa
Training and healthcare journalist Caden DeLisa posted fairly disheartening data for Inter Miami followers as he claimed that Lionel Messi is ready to overlook the remainder of the MLS season.
The Barcelona legend has made only one look towards Toronto on September 20 since getting back from worldwide responsibility. Addressing the participant’s health considerations, DeLisa posted on X (previously Twitter):
“A supply indicated that Lionel Messi sustained a 2 cm hamstring tear, confirmed by way of MRI, probably shutting him down for the rest of the MLS season.
“The damage was picked up throughout Argentina’s WCQ match towards Ecuador earlier than being reaggravated towards Toronto.”
Messi was withdrawn within the 89th minute of the 1-0 win towards Ecuador on September 7. Nonetheless, it was clarified after the sport that the 36-year-old ahead was substituted due to fatigue.
It is going to be attention-grabbing to see whether or not Messi makes a return for Inter Miami within the coming weeks because the workforce chase an unlikely postseason berth.