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Messi an injury doubt for La Liga restart

05 Jun 2020, 22:18 GMT+10

MADRID, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi is a doubt for the restart of La Liga after missing training with the rest of the FC Barcelona squad on Friday for the second consecutive day.

Messi's absense comes after Catalan TV network TV3 commented on Wednesday that the striker had complained of a slight problem in his right hamstring.

Following Friday's training session, Barca wrote on their website that "Messi has a slight muscle contracture in his right leg. He has carried out individual work to avoid risks as there are eight days remaining until the first league game."

"It is expected he will return to working with the squad in the coming days," adds the club, which also explains that young forward Ansu Fati carried out individual work in the gymnasium..

Barca return to action away to Real Mallorca on Saturday, June 13.

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