After undergoing extensive tests on his right hamstring, Lionel Messi looks likely to miss the remainder of FC Barcelona’s schedule. The newly crowned La Liga title owners had feared as much, after Messi had been in and out of the lineup since sustaining the injury against Paris Saint-Germain.
The Barcelona forward had the tests on Tuesday, and the damage revealed has him set to miss 2-3 weeks. Shutting him down for the season makes sense for all parties, as Barcelona already have the title and Argentina’s national squad will look to have Messi ready for qualifiers in June.
Lio has capped off another great season, scoring 46 goals in La Liga, just four short of the record he set last year. Barcelona finishes up the season with an away match against Espanyol sandwiched between home stints with Valladolid and Málaga.