PSG's Challenge: Captain Marquinhos Out Injured for Crucial Matches
|Marquinhos of PSG salutes the supporters following the Ligue 1 Uber Eats match between Stade de Reims and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Stade Auguste Delaune on November 11, 2023 in Reims, France.(Image-Getty)
Paris St Germain (PSG) is set to face challenges as captain Marquinhos will be sidelined due to a hamstring injury, forcing him to miss the upcoming league game against Monaco and the crucial Champions League match against Newcastle United. The injury occurred during Brazil's recent 1-0 defeat to Argentina in a World Cup qualifier.
PSG confirmed the extent of Marquinhos's injury, stating, "Marquinhos will be undergoing treatment for 10 days for a minor injury to his right hamstring." This setback comes at a crucial time for the Ligue 1 leaders, who are preparing to host third-placed Monaco on Friday. Additionally, they have a Champions League encounter with Newcastle United next Tuesday, where they aim to secure a favorable position in Group F. Currently, Borussia Dortmund leads the group, holding a one-point advantage over PSG in second place.
Adding to PSG's challenges, 17-year-old Warren Zaire-Emery, who made a notable debut and scored for France in their 14-0 victory over Gibraltar, will be unavailable for the rest of 2023 due to an ankle injury. These absences pose significant hurdles for PSG as they navigate both domestic and European competitions in their pursuit of success.