Despite the news of Messi's physical issues, is still unknown if he will play against Ecuador
Tata Martino explained in his pre-match conference that Messi has probles when using his boots: "Messi is comfortable in slippers, but when using his boots then he feels pain".
This Wednesday Argentina faces Ecuador in a friendly match in New Jersey and Martino didn't say if Messi was available or not: "We will see. He is not discarded, but there's no need to take any risk".
Messi didn't play against El Salvador last week due to his physical issues. He passed medical tests that concluded he wasn't injured.