He is said to have suffered a minimal injury in Saturday night’s La Liga win over Granada but has continued to feel discomfort in the days since and is almost certain to sit out the Spanish Supercopa tie against La Real.
Información de @ESPNDeportes
•Parecía que las molestias de Granada eran mínimas pero no desaparecieron del todo
•No tuvo buenas sensaciones esta mañana y se quedó en el hotel
•Hay que esperar, pero casi está descartado para esta noche
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— moisESPN (@moillorens) January 13, 2021
That worrying Barcelona news has now been expanded upon to almost certainly rule the Argentine out of the day – although there is yet to be any official confirmation that he will not be involved.
The side’s recent collective upturn in form has been elevated by Messi, who looks to really be enjoying his football for the first time this season – but looks likely to miss out on Wednesday.