Paris Saint-Germain received a bit of good news on Thursday regarding the status of three of their most vital players.
According to Le Parisien, Neymar Jr. continues to recover from his “chondro-costal lesion” injury suffered last Saturday against Montpellier HSC. The Brazilian wasn’t at PSG’s training facility on Thursday and his status for this Saturday’s match against Olympique Lyonnais is in question.
Considering Neymar’s injury history, it wouldn’t be the worst idea to keep Neymar out of the match against Lyon and give him additional time to rest. He’ll still have time to regain his rhythm in matches against Dijon FCO next Wednesday in the Coupe de France and on February 15 against Amiens SCO before facing Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League three days later.
Regarding Marquinhos, the news is promising after his hamstring injury against Stade de Reims on January 22. The versatile defender returned to training on Thursday and his recovery appears to be on track. If the initial diagnosis is correct (three weeks out), Marquinhos should be back in time to play against Amiens and then Dortmund.
Finally, Thiago Silva had experienced “pubic pain” according to the French publication but he was able to participate in the training session on Thursday without any issues. PSG’s captain should return against Lyon.
PSG appears to be getting healthy at the right time while Dortmund recently received news that their star forward Marco Reus will be out for at least the first game against PSG.
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