Messi Injury Update: Is Lionel Messi HIDING INJURY to play for Argentina? Superstar’s swollen ankle gives huge SCARE ahead of SaudiArabia clash, Check OUT

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Messi Injury Update: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia – Lionel Messi trained with a swollen ankle as questions surrounding his fitness continue to hover. Argentina are set to open their FIFA WC 2022 campaign against Saudi Arabaia, and while Messi has declared fitness, there remain doubts whether the PSG superstar is fully fit for the game. Follow FIFA World Cup 2022 LIVE updates with InsideSport.IN

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Messi Injury Update: Is Lionel Messi HIDING INJURY to play for Argentina? Superstar’s swollen ankle gives huge SCARE ahead of SaudiArabia clash, Check OUT

Lionel Messi trained normally with the Argentina squad on Tuesday but questions surrounding his injury and fitness remain. Images from the training highlighters a swollen right ankle, causing concern in the minds of the supporters. As per Marca, the PSG superstar has an ankle inflammation.

It is believed to be normal and is not related to any bone or ligament injury, Messi’s inner circle suggests. The report states that the swelling is a result of frozen gel, a part of cryotherapy treatment to avoid use of anti-inflammatory drugs. Messi himself has shown no signs of discomfort and took full part in the session, and finished the training session well.

Messi Injury Update: Is Lionel Messi HIDING INJURY to play for Argentina? Superstar's swollen ankle gives huge SCARE ahead of SaudiArabia clash, Check OUT

Is Lionel Messi HIDING INJURY to play for Argentina?

  • Lionel Messi trained alone on Monday, but joined up with the squad on Tuesday.
  • His ankle was visibly swollen, hinting at a potential injury.
  • The 35-year-old is also staying alone, while the rest of squad have partners in their respective dorms.
  • It is his last chance at World Cup glory, and Messi is giving it his all to end it on a high.

Messi had trained alone in the build up, while has also opted to stay alone in his student premises at the Qatar University. The Barcelona legend generally teams up with Sergio Aguero, but following his retirement, Messi has decided to go solo. His training seperately also hinted at an injury risk, but the Argentine captain allayed those fears in a pre-game conference.

“I feel very good physically, I think I’m in a great moment, both personally and physically and I don’t have any problems,” said Messi, who did light training away from his team mates on Saturday, told a news conference on Monday.

“I heard that they said I trained differently. It was because I had a knock but there is nothing strange (happening). It was just a precaution.”

The 35-year-old, who in Qatar will be playing his fifth World Cup. He came close to lifting the trophy in 2014, when Argentina fell short in the final against Germany. 2022 will most likely be his final hurrah and Messi will hope to end it well with the only trophy missing from his cabinet.

Messi Injury Update: Is Lionel Messi HIDING INJURY to play for Argentina? Superstar’s swollen ankle gives huge SCARE ahead of SaudiArabia clash, Check OUT

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