Paris Saint-Germain has been dealt with yet another injury blow as starting goalkeeper Keylor Navas will miss the upcoming UEFA Champions League fixture against RB Leipzig, the club announced on Sunday.
Navas suffered a minor hamstring injury during the recent Champions League quarterfinal win against Atalanta. At first, Navas began to feel minor discomfort in his hamstring during the second half. Navas decided that he was good to continue and manager Thomas Tuchel elected to keep him in the game. But Navas continued to feel discomfort there and ultimately was subbed off in the 79th minute with Sergio Rico coming on to finish the game.
PSG’s medical staff later conducted an MRI on Navas and announced that he has a tear in his femoral biceps. Navas has not been a regular participant in PSG’s training sessions in recent days due to the injury.
The Costa Rican goalkeeper has not been able to fully recover from the slight injury and will miss the season-defining fixture against Leipzig.
Rico is projected to start against Leipzig. The Spanish goalkeeper’s lone start in this season’s Champions League tournament came against Galatasaray in a home group stage contest. PSG comfortably won by a 5-0 final score while Rico did not have to do much as Galatasaray failed to record a shot on target in the contest.
If PSG progress into the Champions League final, the club will then hope that Navas could be ready to go for the August 23 contest against either Bayern Munich or Olympique Lyonnais.
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