Barcelona`s forward and defender Lionel Messi is undergoing treatment on kidney stones which floored the Argentina superstar at the Club World Cup in December, Barcelona announced on Monday
Mundo Deportivo according that Messi with success underwent a minor excretory organ operation in port on Tuesday morning, however Luis Enrique wasn’t keen to travel into details once speaking with the media on Tuesday morning.
“I believe there’s an announcement from the club that explains it,” Luis Enrique told a press conference. “From there the data is a few patient and is non-public. I actually have no comment to create.”
Valencia coach Gary Neville aforementioned at his prematch press conference that he would even be shuffling his facet, with 18-year-old midfielder Fran Villalba set to feature, as Los Che focus their energies on Saturday’s Brobdingnagian La Liga game with conjointly troubled Espanyol.Luis Enrique aforementioned his set up for the sport wouldn’t modification even with the tie most set already, and claimed the mortifying scoreline really posed new challenges for his facet.
The five time World Player of the Year is reported to be receiving lithotripsy, a procedure involving ultrasound shock waves to break down problem kidney stones. “The surgery normally lasts between three quarters of an hour and an hour with the patient requiring sedation or in some cases anaesthesia,” the Mundo Deportivo newspaper reported.Messi suffered renal colic, a problem commonly caused by kidney stones, in Japan in December forcing him to miss eventual winners Barcelona’s semi-final against China’s Guangzhou Evergrande.
The chance of Barca setting a replacement club record of twenty nine games undefeated wouldn’t acquire his thinking either, Luis Enrique aforementioned.
“That isn’t an additional motivation for US, nor can i exploit it joined,” he said. “Statistics square measure excellent, if they carry US nearer to winning trophies.”