Lionel Messi recovering well from hamstring strain, Barca say
Lionel Messi recovering well from hamstring strain, Barca say

 Argentina captain Lionel Messi is recovering well from a hamstring strain that ruled him out of Wednesday`s friendly against Germany, his club Barcelona said on Thursday.

Lionel Messi injured in Barcelona win
Lionel Messi injured in Barcelona win

Lionel Messi picked up a hamstring strain in Barcelona’s 1-0 victory over Villarreal in La Liga on Sunday, the club said.

“He has pulled the hamstring of his right leg, it is a minor injury,” Barca said in statement.

Michael Clarke to return for Australia in Harare ODI
Michael Clarke to return for Australia in Harare ODI

Australia captain Michael Clarke will return to action for Sunday`s triangular series match against hosts Zimbabwe after recovering from a hamstring strain, Cricket Australia said.

Arsenal`s Ozil out for four weeks

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil will be forced out of competition for at least four weeks due to a hamstring strain, the club said.

Spurs` Ginobili to miss 3-4 weeks

Argentinian guard Manu Ginobili joined the San Antonio Spurs` growing injury list on Wednesday as the NBA team said he would miss three to four weeks with a hamstring strain.

Watson announces availability, as extra seam option for Oz in Ashes

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has announced that he’ll be available as an extra seaming option for Australia from the first Ashes Test at the Gabba, on November 21.

Bravo suffers hamstring strain

West Indian batsman Darren Bravo has suffered a hamstring strain on his left leg and was forced to retire hurt during his team`s batting against India in the third ODI here, a team official said on Monday.

Zaheer`s injury fuels Country vs Club debate

Zaheer Khan`s hamstring strain could have cataclysmic bearing on India`s chances not only in the historic first Test but also for the rest of the summer.