Fabregas urges caution

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has urged Lionel Messi not to try and rush his recovery from a hamstring injury.

Last Updated: 11/11/13 at 13:19 Post Comment

Lionel Messi: Suffering with a hamstring injury

Lionel Messi: Suffering with a hamstring injury

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has urged Lionel Messi not to try and rush his recovery after the Argentina superstar suffered another hamstring injury during the victory at Real Betis.

Messi limped off after 21 minutes of Sunday's 4-1 win after injuring his right hamstring and he will undergo further tests on Monday to determine the extent of the problem.

The world player of the year has suffered from hamstring issues in the past, including twice already this season having also damaged the right one at the end of September and then the left one in the first leg of the Spanish Super Copa.

And Fabregas, who experienced similar problems while at Arsenal, has advised Messi to have patience as he looks to get back to full fitness.

"He needs to take as much time as he needs, to recover and get back to his level. We need him at his best," said Fabregas, who scored two second-half goals in the win over Betis.

"I had something similar at Arsenal. You think you're ok, but you're not.

"I had this injury, I wasn't right for up to a year and half, it's a really frustrating injury. You need to take whatever time you need because if you don't it won't heal properly," the Spain international told Canal Plus.


New Sky Bet customers: Claim free £5 bet every week


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think Finnegans Wake would have been a better reference point than Ulysses. Far more rambling and incomprehensible.

debra2927
Football People On TV: Garth Crooks

I

f I recall correctly, Degsy predicted a 100/1 shot correctly the week after his 150/1 Blackpool 4 - 3 Bolton call. I stuck a fiver on it as an idle bet. Paid for a stag do in Munich. Heady days...

baldini
Backing Hull To Beat United 2-1...

R

odgers prefers Joe Allen to Lucas? If this is true then I'm setting aside a fortnight to finally learn the rules of American Football and I'll give up on real football.

godzilla
The Jammy Gossip

Footer 365

Radamel Falcao to leave Manchester United after loan ends

Manchester United have confirmed Radamel Falcao will return to AS Monaco following his season-long loan with the club.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he'll leave if told by club owners

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he knows the pressure is on him and will resign if asked to by the club's owners.

Manuel Pellegrini sure he will stay on as Manchester City manager

Manuel Pellegrini has "no doubt" he will be Manchester City manager next season, despite failing to win any silverware this year.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company