- Lionel Messi reportedly spent time in the treatment room after being spotted in Monday's training limping
- The 34-year-old was suspected to have injured his right knee during Paris Saint-Germain's win over Lyon
- The six-time Ballon d'Or winner who is still searching for his first goal may not be available for PSG's trip to Metz in midweek
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Lionel Messi would have realized he was being substituted by Mauricio Pochettino for a suspected injury he was spotted in training limping, according to The Sun.
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Paris Saint-Germain have a date with Metz in a Ligue 1 fixture and with the situation at hand, the Argentine is doubtful for the game.
The six-time Ballon d'Or winner was substituted early in the win against Lyon as he snubbed a handshake from Pochettino.
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The 34-year-old who is yet to register his first goal for the Parisians wanted to play the entire game before he was subbed off for Achraf Hakimi.
It was later discovered that Messi was in discomfort on his right knee during the game that led to his substitution.
And right at the death of the game, Mauro Icardi grabbed the winner for PSG and proved Pochettino's tactics towards the end of the game.
Pochettino said after the game:
"Every coach thinks about that. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes players like it and sometimes they don't.
"At the end of the day, that's why we're here. These are decisions that have to be made by the coach.
"As for his reaction, I asked him how he was, he said he was OK. That was it. That was our exchange."
Video evidence on Messi's injury
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh had earlier reported that Mauricio Pochettino subbing off Lionel Messi has been explained in a short video clip going the rounds on social media, Sport Bible.
The six-time Ballon d'Or winner was taken off in the 76th minute when Paris Saint-Germain needed to score a winning against Lyon.
The match was still at 1-1 and PSG needed to seal the win to maintain their lead at the top of the league standings.
Fans boo Mbappe twice before PSG vs Lyon game
YEN.com.gh also reported that Kylian Mbappe has received a backlash from fans again before Paris Saint-Germain's clash with Lyon in the French Ligue 1, The Sun, 90 Min.
The 22-year-old was subject to boos from supporters at Parc des Princes when his name was announced among Mauricio Pochettino's starting XI.
Then close to kickoff when names of players starring for the Parisians were called out, Mbappe was booed again.