Lionel Messi will miss PSG’s trip to Metz due to a knock to his left knee as club confirm injury

Lionel Messi is OUT of PSG’s trip to Metz due to a knock to his left knee, as club confirm injury after his shock reaction to being hauled off by Mauricio Pochettino during Lyon win

Lionel Messi will miss Paris Saint-Germain’s game away to Metz on Wednesday because of a knock to his left knee. 

PSG revealed on their official website that Messi underwent an MRI scan which confirmed the signs of bone contusion.

A further update on Messi’s fitness will be released within the next 48 hours.  

Lionel Messi has been ruled out of PSG’s game against Metz due to a knock to his left knee

Messi has endured a frustrating commencement to his PSG career following his departure from Barcelona.

The Argentine was shocked at being substituted by manager Mauricio Pochettino during his home debut against Lyon last weekend.

Messi was taken off in the 76th minute and stared sharply at Pochettino when he was withdrawn, while he also appeared to refuse a handshake from his compatriot. 

In addition Messi made a gesture with his hands apart indicating that he didn’t understand the decision.

Messi has made three appearances for PSG so far, playing 190 minutes in total, but is still awaiting his first goal for the French side. 

In other injury news, midfielder Marco Verratti is back in training, while Sergio Ramos is training individually as he steps up his recovery. 

PSG are top of Ligue 1 having taken maximum points from their first six fixtures, but they left it late to beat Lyon 2-1, with Mauro Icardi scoring in the third minute of stoppage time.