Thigh bruise may keep Messi out of Barcelona's next match

Barcelona's star player Lionel Messi has suffered a bruised left thigh, the club confirmed.

After medical tests held Thursday, Messi was diagnosed with a thigh bruise which might prevent him from playing in Barcelona's second Spanish league match slated for Sunday against Malaga, reports Xinhua.

AP

The 26-year-old Messi was withdrawn at halftime of Wednesday's Spanish Super Cup first leg against Atletico Madrid and could not play in the second half. AP

The 26-year-old Messi was withdrawn at halftime of Wednesday's Spanish Super Cup first leg against Atletico Madrid and could not play in the second half, being replaced by Cesc Fabregas.

Despite the absence of the four-time world player of the year in Wednesday's match against Atletico Madrid, Barcelona's new acquisition Neymar scored a goal and the match resulted in a 1-1 draw after former Barcelona player David Villa had scored first.

IANS


Updated Date: Aug 23, 2013 16:30 PM

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