Lionel Messi’s injury status has been a source of speculation in recent days, with reports suggesting that the Inter Miami star has suffered a hamstring tear and could be out for the remainder of the MLS season.
However, Inter Miami head coach Gerardo Martino has dismissed these reports as incorrect.
“I don’t know where those reports came from,” Martino said in a press conference on Saturday. “Leo has a minor injury, but he will be back in training next week.”
Martino did not provide any further details about Messi’s injury, but he did say that the player is expected to be available for Inter Miami’s next match, which is against the Philadelphia Union on October 5th.
Messi has been in excellent form for Inter Miami since joining the club in July, scoring eight goals in five matches. His arrival has helped to transform Inter Miami into one of the most exciting teams in MLS, and the club will be hoping that he can return to action as soon as possible.