Barcelona On his first day back at training
Barcelona welcomed Lionel Messi back to training on Monday following his post-Copa America holiday, but the Argentine didn’t last long.
He suffered a calf injury in his right leg and this means he will not be travelling with the rest of their squad on Monday afternoon as they embark on a mini tour of the USA.
“Messi, who had returned from his summer break for training on Monday, withdrew from the session due to discomfort in his right leg,” a Barcelona statement read.
“Tests carried out have diagnosed a Grade One calf strain for the Argentine.
“Messi will remain in Barcelona and will now not travel to the USA for the club’s tour.
“His availability to come back to action will be dictated by his recovery from the injury.”