After Barcelona announced that Lionel Messi has a groin/hamstring injury that requires careful treatment, the Argentine superstar took to Facebook and decided to update us on his status:
Every post that Messi does on his own injuries has to be taken with a grain of salt. After all, Leo is addicted to playing football and is really, really, really stubborn when it comes to playing through injuries, even the small ones. He's never substituted, except in preseason games, and even then he's angry to be replaced. The only time Messi is not playing is when the doctors quite frankly prohibit him.
That's not the case here, since Messi will slow down the pace of his training and will treat the problem, but he hasn't been ruled out of the weekend game against Alavés. Luis Enrique will probably rest him to have him fully healthy for the Champions League opener against Celtic, but we'll only know for sure once the squad list for the Alavés game is announced.
Take care of yourself, Leo. We need you.