Continuing Absence: Lionel Messi Sidelined Again for Inter Miami’s Crucial Match against Chicago Fire, Extending His Absence Streak to Four

Lionel Messi is still not back! The legendary Argentine did not travel and will miss Inter Miami’s pivotal encounter against Chicago Fire for the fourth time in a row.

Messi split vs Chicago Fire

For Inter Miami, bad news! The Herons play the Chicago Fire on Wednesday, and Lionel Messi is out for the fourth straight game because he did not travel.

The Miami Herald verified on Wednesday that the renowned Argentine midfielder, who did not travel to the Midwest with the squad, was nowhere to be seen ahead of their regular season matchup with the Chicago Fire and Xherdan Shaqiri. Following an injury in September, he has missed four straight games across all competitions..

Lionel Messi Inter Miami 2023-24

Now, the Herons have a lot of work ahead of them before the 2023 MLS playoffs begin. They are competing for their playoff lives with seven other clubs for the remaining two Eastern Conference slots; they are four points out of a playoff spot.

The reason Inter Miami has lost their last three games is that—you got it—Messi hasn’t played in any of them.

Inter Miami suffers 4-1 humiliation against Chicago Fire without Lionel  Messi as the Herons' playoff hopes take a pummeling at Soldier Field |  Daily Mail Online

When the Herons play FC Cincinnati, the winners of the Supporters’ Shield, on Saturday, the 36-year-old will get another opportunity to return to the field.