Inter Miami's Lionel Messi leaves with an apparent injury versus Toronto FC. 

Messi seemed uncomfortable just minutes after Jordi Alba was substituted with an apparent injury. 

He left the match after passing his captain's armband to Deandre Yedlin. 

Messi leaned back in his bench chair in disgust.  

With eight minutes of first-half stoppage time left, he went to the locker room. 

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After leading Argentina to a 2026 World Cup qualifying win against Ecuador on September 7, Messi returned to play on Wednesday. 

MLS regular season encounter versus Atlanta United last weekend was missed by Messi. 

The insider stated Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium turf field didn't influence the decision. 

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