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Barcelona are 'trembling' over Lionel Messi's 'messed up' injury

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Maybe Lionel Messi should have retired from international football after all.

The Barcelona superstar made his comeback for Argentina against Uruguay this week after announcing his retirement earlier this summer.

He may have scored the only goal of the match and produced an impressive performance, but the 29-year-old - and his club - may be wishing he didn’t play at all.

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That’s because the five-time Ballon d’Or winner appeared to pick up a groin injury. And, according to Spanish newspaper AS, Barcelona are ‘trembling’ because of the injury.

On their front page, their headline read: "S.O.S Messi - Barca tremble.”

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Messi’s comments to Argentine paper Ole certainly doesn’t sound too promising for Luis Enrique’s side. Following the match, he said: “My groin hurts a lot. It is messed up and it could get worse.

“I always want to play, but the truth is that the season is just starting and there are a lot of important matches ahead of us.”

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The true extent of Messi’s injury isn’t fully known yet, but AS seem to think it could be fairly serious.

The Argentine prides himself on playing as many matches as possible, represented by the fact he’s played at least 31 La Liga matches in eight consecutive seasons.

However, having just turned 29, Messi must realise he may need to start resting whenever possible if he wants to prolong his career.

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Barcelona fans now face an anxious wait to discover how long Messi is likely to be sidelined for. One thing is for sure, he won’t play in Argentina’s World Cup qualifier against Venezuela on Tuesday as he has returned to the Camp Nou for treatment.

Whether he will be fit for Barcelona’s next match against Alaves on September 10 remains to be seen.

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Topics:
La Liga
Football
Andres Iniesta
Lionel Messi
Barcelona
Argentina Football
Neymar

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