It seems as if the world’s best player is not having the best time of his life currently. The Argentine is currently nursing an injured back and will therefore miss the Copa America Centenario match against Chile. While he will start on the bench, it is unlikely that he will play a part unless La Albiceleste are in a dire situation.
Messi sustained this injury against Honduras in what turned out to be a 1-0 defeat for Gerardo Martino’s men. After further tests were performed, it was diagnosed to be a deep bone bruise in his lower lumbar region. Which since his arrival in California, he has been testing out with jogs that only show his limited fitness.
All of this was preceded by the court case he was attending in Spain where he is facing Tax fraud charges which prevented him joining the national squad earlier. It is turning out to be quite hard to be the 5 time player of the year.