Several Parisian players will be absent when Montpellier hosts in Ligue 1 on Friday evening. The main news concerns Danilo Pereira, victim of a right hamstring injury. The 32-year-old central defender “will remain in treatment until the end of the next international break.”
Announced unavailable for “four months” following his right hamstring operation in September, Nuno Mendes is not ready to reappear with the Paris jersey this year. The capital club announced this Thursday that the Portuguese “continues his rehabilitation” at the PSG Campus.
The good news concerns Marco Asensio. Injured following a bruised foot during Georgia-Spain (0-7) on September 8, the Spanish international should soon be back in the Parisian group. The former Madrid player trained perfectly on Monday, participating in part of the collective session. Even if it still seems a little too early to see him play a few minutes on Friday evening against Montpellier, the capital club did not mention the striker in its press release, which is a good sign.
For his part, Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas, already absent for the clash between PSG and AC Milan in the Champions League (3-0) last Wednesday, is still injured in his lower back. The Parisian goalkeeper “will be preserved this weekend due to lower back pain.” indicates PSG.
The story is almost identical for Presnel Kimpembe, who “continues his recovery protocol”. The 2018 world champion has been unavailable since his Achilles tendon rupture against Olympique Marseille last February.