Inter Miami supporters are frantic over the fitness of Lionel Messi after the Argentine looked to have sustained an injury in training.
The Herons trade tackles with Philadelphia Union on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, in one of the Leagues Cup semi-final matches.
Lionel Messi, who has been in devastating form for inter Miami, could be laying his hands on silverware, despite only joining the club a few weeks ago.
Messi has scored 8 goals in 5 games for the Miami-based club, but he might not be able to continue that streak based on his fitness level.
Supporters of Inter Miami are hoping that the injury picked in training by the Argentine, was only a small knock and he should be able to shrug it off quickly.
The 7-time Ballon d’Or winner looked to have sustained an injury to his left foot during training, after receiving a pass from one of his teammates.
Lionel Messi instantly started limping after his left foot collided with the turf, however, he looked to have overcome the knock, as he was seen passing the ball back to a teammate.
Tata Martino shrugs off concerns over Messi’s injury
However, it appears that the injury sustained by Messi isn’t a serious one, as manager Tata Martino maintained that all is well with Lionel Messi.
Martino expressed that he didn’t witness what happened, but he believes that nothing happened.
He said: “I didn’t see exactly what happened.
“But I imagine that if it had been something serious they would all been scandalized.
“And since they were all well, I think nothing happened.”
Lionel Messi signed for Inter Miami on a free transfer, after his contract with Paris Saint Germain expired at the end of the 2022/23 season.
Messi has scored in every game he has played in America, scoring a goal against Cruz Azul, before scoring a brace against Atlanta United.
The 36-year-old also scored a brace against Orlando City and FC Dallas, before netting a goal against Charlotte FC.
The arrival of the football icon to Inter Miami has resuscitated Inter Miami, who were on a 6-game winless run before his debut against Cruz Azul.
Has Lionel Messi made his Major League Soccer debut with Inter Miami?
Lionel Messi is yet to make his Major League Soccer debut, but America is already feeling his monstrous impact.
Inter Miami have witnessed his greatness as regards ticket sales and they have also seen their social media accounts experience an astronomical increase in following.
The former Barcelona attacker should make his Major League Soccer debut on Sunday, August 27, 2023, against New York Red Bulls.
Messi’s shirt sales and presentation at Inter Miami also usurped that of legendary Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo to the top spot.
Lionel Messi is only 22 goals away from becoming the top-scorer of Inter Miami, as he is 21 goals shy of equalling the record set by fellow Argentine Gonzalo Higuain.