Spanish giants, Barcelona have announced that their superstar captain Lionel Messi has suffered a calf strain during training, Newzandar reports

The Catalan giants announced the sad news on Monday morning and said the Argentine will not join his team-mates for their pre-season trip to the USA.

The football star is now a doubt for the Catalan giants’ first game of the season against Athletic Bilbao next week Friday.

In a statement, Barca said: “First team player Leo Messi, who had returned from his summer break for training on Monday, withdrew from the session due to discomfort in his right leg.

“Tests carried out have diagnosed a Grade 1 calf strain for the Argentine.

“Messi will remain in Barcelona and will now not travel to the USA for the club’s tour. His availability to come back to action will be dictated by his recovery from the injury.”

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