Report: Kimpembe Likely Will Not Start in the Upcoming Trophee Des Champions Final

Paris Saint-Germain defender Presnel Kimpembe has been out of action since making the grand goal-saving tackle against Lille OSC. The French defender saved what could have been a game-winning goal for Lille, but also suffered a hamstring injury in the process.

Kimpembe has missed each of PSG’s three Ligue 1 fixtures since then but could return for the upcoming Trophee des Champions final against Olympique de Marseille

The French defender returned to training on Monday, but still, there is “almost no chance” that he will earn a start in the upcoming final, according to a report from Le Parisien. The report also mentions that PSG is not taking any risks with Kimpembe’s hamstring injury, which is why the club does not plan to roll him out to play in the entirety of the match.

Kimpembe has not been ruled out from potentially featuring against Marseille, but his availability for the fixture may hinge on his status for the team’s training session on Tuesday. If he can complete the session without any setbacks with his injury, new PSG manager Mauricio Pochetitno could possibly elect to pick him for the squad list for the final.

Still, PSG wants to remain patient with the defender’s recovery process. The club surely does not want to rush him back and see him suffer a major injury as a result.

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Tags Lille OSC Marseille Mauricio Pochettino Presnel Kimpembe Trophée des Champions

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