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Lionel Messi misses training, should be available for Sporting Gijón match

The Argentine star has an ankle problem.

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Lionel Messi missed Thursday's recovery session of Barcelona's training due to pain in his right ankle. The #10 complained after taking some heavy hits and even twisting his ankle during the match against Deportivo La Coruña on Wednesday, and did not report to the pitch along with his teammates, instead choosing to do treatment on the issue.

While the ankle is of some concern at the moment, Catalan media has so far said the Argentinean should be fully healthy and available for the next match, a critical league game against Sporting Gijón. Messi had a sensational performance at Riazor, scoring once and recording two other assists to Man of the Match Luis Suárez.

Messi was spotted at the Nou Camp Nou presentation and seemed just fine. Here's hoping that the world's best player can be available for the final four matches of a league Barça just has to win, Messi will obviously be a big part in the Catalan's chances of lifting the trophy.

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