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They rule out the worst scenario for Messi, who will not be against Peru and aims for the quarterfinals

They rule out the worst scenario for Messi, who will not be against Peru and aims for the quarterfinals
They rule out the worst scenario for Messi, who will not be against Peru and aims for the quarterfinals

Lionel Messi He underwent medical studies at Argentine national team and a possible tear in his adductor was ruled out, since he only suffered a contracture. Despite not being able to train normally on Thursday, he is expected to be ready for the quarterfinals of the America Cup 2024.

The team, led by Lionel Scaloniis preparing to face Peru next Saturday, June 29 at 9 p.m. (Argentine time) at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami with its sights set on securing first place in the group, a qualification already guaranteed.

In the match against Chile, Messi experienced discomfort in his right adductor but managed to complete the 90 minutes. Although he did not train with his teammates recently, the captain will begin a differentiated recovery regime.

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Doctors estimate that he will need between 10 and 12 days to recover, ruling out the worst-case scenario of 20 days. This time window between the match against Peru and the quarter-finals is crucial for his rehabilitation.

Marcos Acuñaanother key player, was also ruled out for the next match due to a muscle injury.

The full-back, who has had a complicated season due to pubalgia, was left out after playing against Canada and for a while against Chile. His return is estimated for a potential semi-final, reflecting a more serious situation than Messi’s.

Looking ahead to the match against Peru, Scaloni anticipated several changes to the team.

With qualification assured, a draw would be enough to finish first in the group, waiting to face the second-placed team in Group B, which could be Ecuador or Mexico.

The strategy focuses on keeping key players in good shape and giving opportunities to the usual substitutes, ensuring the best performance in the following matches.

Source: Ambito

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