Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:00:00 GMT | By Reuters

Lionel Messi back in training after thigh problem

A bruised thigh had forced Messi to come off at halftime during last week's 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup

Lionel Messi back in training after thigh problem (© AP)

Madrid: Lionel Messi returned to training with his Barcelona team mates on Monday, suggesting the World Player of the Year could play a part in Wednesday's Spanish Super Cup second leg at home to Atletico Madrid.

The Argentina forward bruised a thigh in last week's first leg at the Calderon, which ended 1-1, and he was taken off at halftime before missing out on Sunday's 1-0 La Liga victory at Malaga as a precaution.

"He took another step forward in his recovery and took part in the session with his team mates on Monday," Barca said on their website

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