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Messi undergoing tests for recurring kidney problem, Barcelona says

FILE - In this  Dec. 8, 2015 file photo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi arrives for a training session at the BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany. Spanish court officials say Lionel Messi's tax fraud trial has been set for May 31-June 3 2016. Messi and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, have been charged with three counts of tax fraud and could be sentenced to nearly two years in prison if found guilty. They are accused of defrauding Spain's tax office of 4.1 million euros ($4.4 million) in unpaid taxes from 2007-09. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2015 file photo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi arrives for a training session at the BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany. Spanish court officials say Lionel Messi's tax fraud trial has been set for May 31-June 3 2016. Messi and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, have been charged with three counts of tax fraud and could be sentenced to nearly two years in prison if found guilty. They are accused of defrauding Spain's tax office of 4.1 million euros ($4.4 million) in unpaid taxes from 2007-09. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)  ((AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File))

Barcelona says Lionel Messi is to undergo medical tests to assess a recurrence of kidney problems.

Messi missed the Club World Cup semifinal in December due to a renal colic, an abdominal ailment often related to the presence of kidney stones within renal ducts.

Barcelona says in a statement Monday that the tests to be conducted by Tuesday at the latest, are "to assess the evolution of the kidney problem he suffered last December."

The statement says Messi will resume training with the squad on Wednesday, when Barcelona travels to Valencia for the return leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals in which it carries a 7-0 lead.

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