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Football: Messi in good spirits and recovering well, says Sabella

Published on Dec 5, 2013 6:54 AM
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Argentine striker Lionel Messi jogs during a training session in Buenos Aires on Dec 2, 2013. Messi is in good spirits and with patience will recover fully from his thigh injury, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella said as he left Buenos Aires on Wednesday for the World Cup draw in Brazil. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

BUENOS AIRES (REUTERS) - Lionel Messi is in good spirits and with patience will recover fully from his thigh injury, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella said as he left Buenos Aires on Wednesday for the World Cup draw in Brazil.

Messi, Argentina's big hope for a third world title next year, is recovering from the injury that has sidelined him until next month with physiotherapy sessions at the Argentina team's training complex on the outskirts of the capital.

"Both times I saw Lionel, he was on the (treatment) table we chatted a bit. On Monday he did some light movements on the field, he's well, I saw him in good spirits," Sabella told reporters.

"We must be patient because it's an injury that takes time (to recover from), but he'll recover and be good."

 
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