PSG: Two to three weeks absence for Icardi, Messi return

Affected by the quadriceps, Mauro Icardi will not play in the next PSG matches, starting with a welcome from RC Lens in Ligue 1 this Saturday (9pm). He will resume with the group in two or three weeks.

New blow for Mauro Icardi. The Argentine centre-forward, injured in practice ahead of the meeting against Angers on Wednesday (3-0), is suffering from a right quadriceps injury. According to PSG’s Medical Point, his recovery with the group is assessed between two and three weeks. They have therefore been confiscated to welcome Lens this Saturday (9 pm) at the Parc des Princes as part of the 34th day of Ligue 1. A match that could allow the capital’s club to officially win a tenth championship title.

Icardi will also not be reinstated for the trip to Strasbourg (29 April) and could miss the match against Troyes (8 May). His return is scheduled for the last two games of the season against Montpellier (14 May) and Metz (21 May). “I hope so. I spoke with him, it doesn’t seem too serious,” said Mauricio Pochettino at a news conference this Friday. Icardi, far from his best, has scored only five goals in thirty appearances this season in all competitions.

Diallo, Drexler and Paredes also abstained against Lens.

The former Inter player has not scored since 22 December (1-1 at Lorient) and has been missing from the starting lineup in recent months. His first year in Paris on loan is a far cry from his good performance. With the absence of Neymar and Lionel Messi, Mauricio Pochettino decided to re-launch him at Angers, with Eric Jr. Dina Ebimbe replacing him at the last minute. As explained by The Indian Paper, the trend is for the 29-year-old striker to leave this summer, who has been linked with PSG until 2024. However, it is difficult to find a club capable of matching its contract.

Against Lens, 7th in Ligue 1, PSG would also be deprived of Abdu Diallo, Julian Drexler and Leandro Paredes. Lionel Messi, Marco Verratti and Presnel Kimpembe have returned to training.

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