Concerns are raised in the camps of Inter Miami as their star footballer Lionel Messi got sidelines in the first half of the game due to an injury. Miami locked horns with Toronto FC in MLS action on Wednesday night, and Jordi Alba, too, got substituted and joined Messi on this list. The Argentine legend was making his return to the pitch following a two-week rest period, which came on the back of several games played over the first month and a half of his time in Miami. But before the game reached halftime, Lionel Messi called for a substitution.
What injury has Lionel Messi been dealing with?
Reports state that Messi has been dealing with a right hamstring strain that kept him out of games against Ecuador with the national team and against Atlanta United last Saturday. As mentioned, Lionel Messi wasn’t the only one to leave this game in the first half. In fact, he was the fourth player substituted. Victor Vazquez was replaced by Brandon Servania, who also had to leave just 14 minutes after coming on for Toronto.
In the 34th minute, Messi’s teammate Jordi Alba left the field with a hamstring injury. Alba was seen on the bench with ice in the area. Inter Miami’s next match will be on Sunday on the road against Orlando City. They will then play the Houston Dynamo in the U.S. Open Cup final at home one week from today.
A concern for the team
An injury for Lionel Messi is definitely a matter of concern for Inter Miami. Mesi has primarily been brilliant since he stepped his feet in Major League Soccer, and he has even taken his present club to a great height. Lionel Messi even helped his club to become the champion in the League’s Cup, and it has indeed been a fairy tale story for the legendary footballer. However, Messi getting injured isn’t a thing that is primarily seen too often, but this eventually happening has raised concern in the Inter camp, and they are hoping Messi will get out of this soon.
A win came for the club
Despite the great concern about Lionel Messi’s as well as Jordi Alba’s injury, Inter Miami secured a great win by defeating Toronto FC by a score of 4-0. This is also a positive side for the team as they proved that without Lionel Messi, they could be highly successful, thanks to Facundo Farias, Robert Taylor, and Benjamin Cremaschi, who scored the goals as well as the other team members. However, they will still be looking forward to Leo Messi’s recovery, has having the footballer in the team is always a great plus point, no matter if he performs well or not.