Hamstring injury sidelines Messi for rest of season

Messi was forced out of the game against Athletico in the second half, leaving Barca to struggle on with 10 men, which they did with great effect.

updated: May 14, 2013 13:25 IST
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Madrid: Barcelona have confirmed that striker Leo Messi will miss the rest of the season as a result of the muscle injury which forced him out of his side's 2-1 win away over Atletico Madrid.

The fact that Messi's injury is a relapse of the hamstring problem, which he originally suffered in the quarter-final of the Champions League April 2 and which has troubled him ever since, is a key factor in the decision made by the club Monday, reports Xinhua.

As a result, Messi will miss Barcelona's last games of the season, which are at home to Valladolid and Malaga and away to local rivals Espanyol.

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