Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, and Nordi Mukiele not available against Brest

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PSG visit Brest for the 27th game of their Ligue 1 campaign and won't have many of their defenders available for the away game scheduled for Saturday.

After the last training held at Camp des Loges on Friday morning prior to the trip to face Brest, Paris Saint-Germain released their weekend medical update including three names of three different players expected to miss Saturday's action.

Marquinhos left the pitch of the Allianz Arena suffering from rib pain after getting knocked in the zone back in the weekend in the league win against Nantes.

The Brazilian was replaced by Nordi Mukiele, who played makeshift CB for about 10 minutes before halftime and never returned to the pitch after the break, also substituted before the start of the second half by El Chadaille Bitshiabu.

Hakimi, Marquinhos, and Mukiele's absences will leave PSG defense in shambles

Achraf Hakimi started against Bayern as the right wing-back of PSG and completed the game, but is now experiencing muscle pain and won't travel to Brest, same as Marquinhos and Nordi Mukiele.

According to PSG's update, Marquinhos will be out of action "for at least 10 days," while Mukiele (hamstrings) and Hakimi (muscle pain) will miss just a few days and are expected back training with the group next week.

Bitshiabu is available for the game against Brest on Saturday, although Christophe Galtier will probably make a final decision once the players warm up ahead of kick-off come Saturday evening.

Presnel Kimpembe, remember, is out for the year having ruptured his Achilles a few weeks ago while Neymar will also be out for the remainder of the season.

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The Brazil international is expected to undergo surgery today in Doha, with an expected rehabilitation timetable between three and four months. While Neymar should be back training in the summer, Kimpembe might be out until well into the start of next season.