Injured Messi To Miss PSG’s Clash Against Metz

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Lionel Messi is suffering from knee bruising, the Ligue 1 club said on Tuesday, and will miss Paris St Germain’s trip to Metz on Wednesday.

“Lionel Messi, following the knock received on his left knee, has undergone an MRI this morning which confirms the signs of bone contusion, a new assessment will be made in 48 hours,” PSG said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Argentine forward, who joined the French club from Barcelona on a two-year contract, was replaced with 14 minutes left in PSG’s 2-1 home victory over Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday.

Lionel Messi (L) with PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino (R) during Ligue 1 match against Lyon

“We saw that during the game he was checking his knee and made some gestures,” coach Mauricio Pochettino told a news conference.

PSG leads the French  Ligue 1 standings with 18 points from 6 games, while Marseille are in second place with 13 points, having played a game less.

Messi played half an hour against Stade de Reims last month before starting the last two games, against Club Brugge in the Champions League and at home to Lyon.

Chidi Nwoke/Reuters.

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