Lionel Messi to miss Paris Saint-Germain match vs. Brest after COVID-19 absence

It was learned last week that superstar Lionel Messi was returning to train with Paris Saint-Germain after he tested positive for COVID-19 the previous weekend. 

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner still needs a little more time to recover. 

“Having made good progress, Lionel Messi is continuing to work with the club’s medical and performance staff and will gradually rejoin the squad next week,” Paris Saint-Germain shared in a brief update on Friday. 

This confirms Messi won’t be available for selection for Saturday’s Ligue 1 match versus Brest. 

In a message shared Thursday, Messi announced that getting over the virus took “longer than I thought” but also that he is working to return to action: 

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