Argentine football icon Lionel Messi has officially been ruled out of Inter Miami’s squad for the US Open Cup final against Houston Dynamo, which is already underway.
This decision was confirmed by the team due to Messi’s ongoing injury, which has raised doubts about his availability in the final. His absence was notably felt during the team’s recent 1-1 draw against Orlando City.
Messi’s fitness has been a topic of uncertainty since his return from international duty with Argentina earlier this month. His substitution in the final moments of Argentina’s South American World Cup qualifier against Ecuador on September 7 raised concerns, and he subsequently sat out their match against Bolivia five days later.