Lionel Messi on Tuesday posted a message to his Facebook page thanking those who have sent him messages of support while he recovers from a recent hamstring tear, which is expected to keep him sidelined for up to eight weeks.
“Thank you to everyone for being by my side at this time,” the four-time Ballon d’Or winner wrote. “As you all know, during these next few weeks I will be completely immersed in my recovery from this latest injury. For me, it’s a great shame that I am not able to play together with my team at the moment. ... But right now, the most important thing is to make sure I make a complete recovery so that I can help my teammates and be able to return all of the support I have received from my people in the way I know best -- by playing soccer. Thank you for all your messages of support!”