The captain worked alone in the gym, rather than joining the group, and his absence was largely played down at the time.
TV3 are not quite as upbeat. They report Messi has an adductor injury and had an MRI scan on Tuesday to determine severity of the problem.
They also rate him as “doubtful” to face Real Mallorca even though the clash at Son Moix is still some 10 days away.
AS also report Messi has a muscle problem but say the club are “optimistic” he will be fit in time.
Barca have a rest day on Thursday but will return to training on Friday when we might get another update on how Messi’s fitness.