During the last years, the adductor muscle of Messi brings a lot of preoccupations to the player and also to Barcelona. The Argentine already had three injuries in the area and showed once again that he was not okay after the victory against Real Madrid, on the last Saturday. For precaution and with the Champions League close by, the player will pass through a special treatment and can be left out from the next matches.
With the idea of improving the physical condition of their main player, Barcelona will stipulate some special treatments in order to Messi to take care of the adductor. Apart from that, Valverde does not discard the chances of the Argentine playing fewer minutes against Rayo Vallecano, for the next round of the Spanish Championship, focusing on the important match against Lyon for the second leg of the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League, on the 13th of March.
During the last three years, this muscle was one of the biggest preoccupations of Messi. In 2016, he was out during a month, after suffering an injury against Atlético Madrid. On the last season, he once again had problems with injuries on the same place, in March, and he was not 100% okay for the match against Roma, which ended up being the last match on the Catalunian team on that year’s Champions League, after a historical defeat.
Captain of the team, Messi has been commanding Barcelona with a lot of mastery this season. Counting all his matches, he already played for a total of 2.751 minutes, in 34 matches, with 33 goals and 18 assists. Living a good moment and in an important stage of the year, Barça coach and staff understand that they need to be careful with their main star, because if they don’t, they may be without Messi for the biggest matches of their season.