During the matchup against Olympique de Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain was dealt a blow when midfielder Marco Verratti departed the match near the end of the first half with an injury.
Now a couple of days have passed, and the capital club released a medical update on the 28-year-old; the news isn’t good for PSG. After a knock to the hip by Marseille midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, Verratti suffers from a deep lesion in the oblique muscles to his left hip.
#PSG’s Marco Verratti out ~ 4 wks after left hip pointer w/ “deep lesion” of oblique muscles – attach to iliac crest (top of the hip).
Painful area, especially with motion.
Once able to RTP, can pad area for added protection & prevent re-injury. #Ligue1 pic.twitter.com/2O6u8WVwVF— InjuryMechanisms (@IMechanisms) October 26, 2021
As a result, the Ligue 1 side will be without their star midfielder for four weeks, depending on how the injury develops. Furthermore, the hip injury will keep Verratti out of the UEFA Champions League match against RB Leipzig on November 3rd.
It will be interesting to see if Verratti can be fit for the match when PSG travels to Manchester for their Champions League matchup against Manchester City on November 24th as the two teams fight for first place in Group A.