Lionel Messi has been left out of Paris Saint-Germain’s squad to face RB Leipzig due to a couple of fresh injury complaints.
Messi has not been named in Mauricio Pochettino’s 21-man squad for Wednesday’s Champions League group-stage clash, having come off early in their last Ligue 1 outing against Lille.
Pochettino explained that the Argentine superstar had picked up a knock after the 2-1 victory, and PSG have now confirmed that he is struggling with two separate issues that have made him unavailable for selection.
A statement on PSG’s official website reads:
“Leo Messi has hamstring discomfort in his left leg and knee pain following a contusion.”
PSG have not yet given an exact timeframe for Messi’s recovery, but it has been reported that the 34-year-old could miss several games.
It has been suggested that Messi has been suffering pain in his knee since playing for Argentina during the September international break and he is reportedly set to fly to Spain to receive expert treatment.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner could, therefore, be a doubt for PSG’s meeting with Bordeaux on Saturday, and may not be called up for Argentina’s next set of World Cup qualifiers.