Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi suffered the third major injury of the season, which will keep him out till January. This means that he is unlikely to win the FIFA Ballon d’Or award this season after having won the trophy four times in succession. The last two times that he suffered from injury this season, Messi has tried to get back to the pitch much earlier than expected. This is the reason for the player suffering subsequent problems according to his teammate Cesc Fabregas. He has recalled similar situation that happened to him when he was at Arsenal.
In order to prevent Messi from suffering another complication as a result of the latest injury, Fabregas has suggested that the Argentine superstar should take his time to take complete recovery before thinking about coming back to the team. Since he is one of the best players in the world, it is highly unlikely that Messi is going to lose his place anytime soon. The 26-year-old has played out any injuries for the last four years at the very highest level.
Prior to getting injured a poor run of five matches without a league role, which has not happened in recent years. Messi is expected to make his return to the first-team only after the winter break.
“[Messi] has to stop to take the time that he needs to emphasise his explosiveness. Something similar happened to me and I was badly affected. You believe you’re okay at first but you’re not. I was disappointed to miss out on some games but I know I’m at Barcelona and I will continue to grow. I spent the injury out of action and even spent half a year with the ordeal, which was not good; it was a very bad injury,” said Fabregas after the match.