The Medical team of Barcelona have confirmed that although Lionel Messi took a bang in the right leg, there is nothing serious to worry about.
Messi was substituted for Arda Turan at half-time against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday, after parading his fifth Ballon d’Or trophy to the fans before the match and scoring the penalty that opened the scoring in a 6-0 win.
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique sought to ease concerns about Messi’s health by insisting he took the Argentina star off at half-time only as a precaution.
The club in an official statement on Monday said;
“Medical tests on striker Lionel Messi this Monday morning have revealed great news. It turns out that the Argentinian has not got a hamstring injury and has just taken a bit of a knock.
“It is uncertain whether or not he will be available for future matches, but there is nothing major to worry about.” The statement read.