Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi missed practice session on Monday for medical tests on his kidney. Messi was diagnosed with renal colic and had to sit out in the FIFA World Club Cup semifinals.
Messi though featured in the finals three days later and didn’t miss a single Barca game in the league since then. Renal colic is a type of abdominal pain commonly attributed to kidney stones. Messi will be returning to club duties on Wednesday, club sources revealed.
“Barcelona striker Lionel Messi will undergo several tests on Monday and Tuesday to assess the evolution of the kidney problems he suffered last December,” according to the statement issued by the club.
Barca will visit Valencia on Wednesday in the second leg of the Copa del Ray semifinals. The Catalans lead 7-0 in aggregate, as per BBC. 28-year-old Messi has notched up 12 goals in 17 games to lead Barcelona to the top of the Primera Liga this season.
On the other hand, the rivalry between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has found a new dimension. It’s now spread in the motor world, too. Messi has outbid the Real Madrid star for the world’s most expensive car, according to Alessandro Proto via Sport.
The race was a for 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti. It was used in 1958 Cuban Grand Prix by British driver Sterling Moss, according to Proto, whose Proto organization sold the car. But sources close to Messi have denied any involvement.