Lionel Messi’s New Inter Miami Teammate Hospitalised After Poisonous Spider Bite

Lionel Messi’s New Inter Miami Teammate Hospitalised After Poisonous Spider Bite

Martin Moses
June 22, 2023 at 8:35 AM
  • Lionel Messi will have to be wary of poisonous spiders ahead of his move to Florida
  • Inter Miami's goalkeeper, Nick Marsman was bitten by a spider during a visit to the zoo
  • Messi is expected to boost the club's chances of making it to the playoffs stage

Even before Lionel Messi gets unveiled as a new Inter Miami player, a new teammate of his is already making headlines, but not for the reasons he would have wanted to.

The club's goalkeeper, Nick Marsman, is currently recuperating after suffering from a poisonous spider bite. Marsman, who will be among the latest new crop of players to have the pleasure of playing alongside Messi, was bitten while on holiday in Florida.

Nick Marsman, Lionel Messi, Inter Miami
Inter Miami goalkeeper, Nick Marsman. Photo by Ira L. Black .
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The horrifying and painful incident was confirmed by Marsman's wife, Nathalie Den Dekker, who took to Instagram to share snaps of her husband in the hospital.

De Dekker followed it up with a bittersweet caption that read;

"The downside of living in a tropical climate… is when you go to the zoo and get bitten by a poisonous spider. End up being hospitalised for three days."

She then further revealed that the former Feyenoord star was already discharged and was continuing with his recovery at home.

As the Mirror reports, Marsman has hardly played this season, with Drake Callender often preferred as the number one choice. The club, which is currently rooted at the bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference, will be hoping that the arrival of Messi will change their fortunes in their bid to qualify for the playoffs.

Bale's advice to Messi

Sports Brief has also reported that Gareth Bale has weighed in on the Major League Soccer (MLS) following Lionel Messi's high-profile transfer to Inter Miami, offering his perspective on the league.

The former Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid winger, who called time on his career at 33, suggested that there is less pressure in the MLS due to the teams being more accepting of losses.

Bale's comments come in response to Messi's move to the United States after the latter concluded his two-year stint with Paris Saint-Germain.

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