Messi out of hospital

Lionel Messi is out of hospital after treatment on kidney stones but won’t play in Barcelona’s Copa del Rey semi-final second leg against Valencia.

AS reports Messi had lithotripsy shock wave treatment at the Dexeus facility in Barcelona and is due back in training on Wednesday, the same day Barca go to Mestalla.

But with a 7-0 lead from the first leg Messi isn’t going to take part, one of a number of regulars likely to be rested by Luis Enrique.

AS notes Messi also missed the Club World Cup semi-final against Guangzhou Evergrande in December 2015 with renal colic.

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