Messi In­jury not Se­ri­ous

The Kurdish Globe - - SPORTS NEWS -

Ar­gentina team doc­tor Daniel Martinez says that Lionel Messi was in "in­tense pain" after he was taken off in the sec­ond half of Ar­gentina's 1-0 friendly win over Hon­duras on Fri­day with a bruised lower back. Messi, who was re­placed by Sevilla mid­fielder Ever Banega in the 64th minute, limped off after tak­ing a knee to the back and the 28-year-old is now be­ing as­sessed ahead of the Copa Amer­ica. "We did a scan on him at the sta­dium and then took him to do an ul­tra­sound and an MRI," Martinez told La Na­cion. "Thank­fully we didn't find any bone dam­age or frac­tures but there is a large con­tu­sion.

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