Messi to miss PSG trip to Metz due to bruised knee

Paris, September 22 / BNA / The Lionel Messi club said, on Tuesday, that Lionel Messi suffers from bruising in the bones and will miss the Paris Saint-Germain trip to Metz on Wednesday.

“Lionel Messi, after the blow to his left knee, underwent an MRI this morning, which confirms signs of a bone bruise, and a new assessment will be made within 48 hours,” Paris Saint-Germain said in a statement.

The Argentine striker, who joined the French club from Barcelona on a two-year contract during the upcoming season, was replaced 14 minutes before the end of the match with Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-1 win at home to Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday.

“We saw that during the match he was checking his knee and making some gestures,” coach Mauricio Pochettino told a news conference.

Paris Saint-Germain leads the Ligue 1 standings with a maximum of 18 points.

Messi played half an hour against Stade Reims last month before starting his last two matches against Club Brugge in the Champions League and at home to Lyon.

He has not yet scored with Paris Saint-Germain, but he managed to score two goals.

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