When Barcelona’s star Lionel Messi did not appear in the second half against PSG, fans began to worry. It was the first time since 2006 that the Argentine had been subbed off at halftime, and from that point on, everyone was dying to know what had happened.
The four-time Ballon d’Or winner underwent further tests this morning in Barcelona, and the news has given fans quite a bit of hope (via FCBarcelona).
Early assessments estimated that Messi could face up to three weeks off the pitch, but the newest results have showed that he could possibly return in the second leg against PSG.
Hamstring and muscle injuries can be a fickle thing.
It is very difficult to determine at first what effect these types of injuries will have on players, but if the early suggestions were correct, fans fear that Barcelona would be in trouble of being knocked out of the Champions League.
But now, Messi has yet again given his faithful fans hope with his possible early return.
He will of course miss out on play this weekend against Mallorca, and his ultimate goal is to recover in time to compete Wednesday. If the world’s best player can make an exciting return at the Camp Nou, fans will expect nothing less than advancing to the next round of the Champions League.
Though Messi has now given the world great hope that he will not miss much time, it is still important to realize that nothing is determined at this point.
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