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Barcelona deny Lionel Messi is out for another month with injury

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Barcelona have denied claims that Lionel Messi will miss another month of action after suffering a relapse of his calf problem.

RAC1 reported on Wednesday that Messi is set for more time on the sidelines after suffering a setback in his recovery from the injury.

However, those claims have been prompted shot down with multiple outlets reporting Barcelona have denied Messi has aggravated the problem.

The word is that the club are instead simply being very careful with his recovery and do not want to take any risks when it comes to the GOAT’s fitness.

It seems that Messi may miss the weekend’s clash against Osasuna and not return for Barcelona until after the international break.

Wednesday’s training session also saw Frenkie de Jong “undertaking specific individual work” while Carles Perez, Inaki Pena and Ansu Fati again trained with the first team.