Following last Saturday’s physical battle against Montpellier HSC, Paris Saint-Germain released their latest medical report on their official website that included updates on Idrissa Gueye and Presnel Kimpembe who were both substituted off in the first half against La Paillade.
Gueye, who started the match against Montpellier less than 100 percent, was taken off as a precaution and further testing revealed a slight left hamstring strain. The report put his return to training at 10-12 days depending on how he recovers.
The news isn’t so promising for Kimpembe. The Frenchman also suffered a left hamstring strain and supporters shouldn’t expect to see him before early January 2020.
Marco Verratti, who last played in the 2-2 draw against Real Madrid, has been recovering from a hamstring injury as well but did return to full training with the squad on Monday.
PSG expects another one of their midfielders to return soon as well. Ander Herrera, who has been out for a month with a hamstring injury, is training individually but the club expects him to return to training with the full squad by the end of the week.
Finally, Edinson Cavani‘s calf scare ahead of the match against Montpellier was just that, a scare, and he should resume full training on Tuesday.
With the winter break quickly approaching, getting these players healthy and focused on the second half of the season is vital. Kimpembe is the only major concern but manager Thomas Tuchel does have options at center-back. Marquinhos can slot back into his more natural position or Abdou Diallo or Thilo Kehrer can play alongside Thiago Silva.
Up next for PSG is Galatasaray SK on Wednesday at the Parc des Princes in the final match of the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.
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