Ligue 1: PSG on Tuesday said Lionel Messi will not be available for their trip to Metz on Wednesday after he was diagnosed with a bruised knee. PSG are on top of the points table with 6 wins from as many matches. Injured Lionel Messi to miss PSG’s trip to Metz (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLionel Messi will not travel to Metz for PSG’s 7th game of the La Liga seasonMessi has been ruled out due to a bruising on his kneeMessi is yet to score for PSG after joining the French side from BarcelonaLigue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain confirmed on Tuesday that Lionel Messi will not travel to Metz for their next league game on Wednesday due to a knee injury. PSG said that Messi is suffering from bone bruising in his left knee and it was revealed after a scan on Tuesday.
“Lionel Messi, following the knock received on his left knee, has undergone an MRI this morning which confirms the signs of bone contusion, a new assessment will be made in 48 hours,” PSG said in a statement.Lionel Messi joined PSG earlier this season on a two-year contract after ending his celebrated tenure with Barcelona. The Argentina great has made an early impact but he had to be replaced with 14 minutes left in PSG’s 2-1 home victory over Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday.”We saw that during the game he was checking his knee and made some gestures,” coach Mauricio Pochettino told a news conference.Messi played half an hour against Stade de Reims last month before starting the last two games, against Club Brugge in the Champions League and at home to Lyon. He has yet to score for PSG but has hit the woodwork twice.PSG are on top of the Ligue 1 table with 6 wins from as many matches and have 18 points, 5 more than 2nd-placed Marseille.Click here for IndiaToday.in’s complete coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.