According to L’Equipe and Le Parisien, injured Marco Verratti and Layvin Kurzawa will miss the last two days of Ligue 1, the semi-final and a possible French Cup final.
Released by Manchester City in the last four of the Champions League, Paris has probably said goodbye to the title in Ligue 1. And it is very weakened that PSG will challenge Montpellier on Wednesday, in the Coupe de France, its last chance to lift a trophy this season, and thus to avoid a white season, which would be frankly humiliating. The Argentine coach of PSG, Mauricio Pochettino, will have to prepare for this meeting by composing with many absences, five in total, especially in the defensive sector.
Three weeks of absence for Verratti?
The suspensions of Spaniard Ander Herrera and Presnel Kimpembe, who saw red on Sunday and faces up to three games in suspension for a dangerous tackle, come on top of injuries to Juan Bernat, Marco Verratti and Layvin Kurzawa. Victim of a distension of the internal lateral ligament of the right knee in training last season, the Italian midfielder will not reappear on a lawn with the PSG jersey this season, according to L’Equipe. His absence would have been evaluated at three weeks by the Parisian medical staff, after an ultrasound.
As for Layvin Kurzawa, released on injury against Rennes (1-1), the left side suffers from a sprained left ankle. The defender posted a photo of his foot caught in an orthopedic walking boot, a sign the injury is very serious. The end of the season of the French international also seems frankly compromised, according to The Parisian. Kurzawa is expected to miss Paris Saint-Germain’s last two Ligue 1 games, against Reims and Brest, and the Coupe de France semi-final which will take place in Montpellier on Wednesday, before a possible final.