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Messi 'Feeling better' informed Martino

Inter Miami boss Gerardo Martino provided an update on Lionel Messi's injury status after the Argentine missed his third straight Inter Miami game.

Messi was once again missing from the Herons' matchday squad as they managed a 1-1 draw against New York City FC in a Major League Soccer clash on Saturday. This was the third straight Inter Miami game that the legendary forward has missed due to injury, which sparked concerns over him not featuring again this season. But after the match, manager Gerardo Martino provided an update on the star's injury, claiming that he is recovering fast.

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peaking to reporters, Martino said: "It is what I said. We're going to see this game to game. We're going to evaluate him [ahead of Wednesday's match] against Chicago. If he's going to be on the bench if he's going to be out of the bench, whether against Chicago or Cincinnati [next weekend]. We're going to see that.

"He's training on the field apart from the group, but he's feeling better and better … time will tell whether what I am saying is true or whether that person who made the report is right."

With Messi out of action, his club has now failed to win in their last three appearances, which includes a defeat against Houston Dynamo in the U.S. Open Cup final.