Barcelona: Lionel Messi resume training after injury amid covid-19

Lionel Messi hands Barcelona a boost after being spotted training ahead of La Liga return.


The 32-year-old was said to have sustained a quadriceps injury shortly after the team returned to training

The Argentine showed he is still was spotted sprinting on Saturday as he battles for full fitness

Meanwhile, the Spanish League returns to action on June 12 after about three months of suspension Barcelona fans were handed a glimmer of hope after their all-time goalscorer

Lionel Messi was spotted doing sprints in the team’s latest training session at the Nou Camp.

From the images shared online, it looks like the 32-year old was making some progress amid fears of a thigh injury.

The La Liga is set to resume in a little over a week’s time and league leaders Barcelona are racing against time to have their talisman in full fitness.

Earlier in the week, Barcelona confirmed Messi suffered a quadriceps injury and therefore could not train normally with the rest of the squad.

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While Messi continues to recover separately, photos shared by Barcelona revealed he was on the right track in terms of recovery.

Barcelona return to league action with a match against Real Mallorca on June 13 in what will be their first game since the league was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Defender Nelson Semedo, who is also not 100% fit, also trained apart from the rest of the team.

Games are expected to be played behind closed doors as the La Liga aims to curb the risk of a potential explosion in coronavirus cases.

This latest development is not a good one for Barcelona who are planning to resume the season and having their captain in superb shape will surely help their campaign.

According to the report on Barca Blaugranes, Lionel Messi failed to train with his teammates as he was forced to train alone in the gym.