Achraf Hakimi ruled out Sunday with thigh pain
PSG defender Achraf Hakimi was forced out of Tuesday's game against Bayern Munich at the halftime break after feeling some pain in his thigh, a recurring issue since returning from the World Cup. He won't play for PSG next Sunday against Lille.
According to information obtained by Le Parisien and made public on Thursday, "Hakimi "should only miss one match" after the Morocco international "felt pain in his thigh, the same one he injured during the World Cup."
This means that PSG will have to do without their first XI right back while hosting Lille next Sunday at the Parc des Princes for the 24th game of their Ligue 1 campaign.
Hakimi felt the pain against Bayern and agreed with coach Christophe Galtier to get subbed off the field in order to prevent Bayern from attacking him and causing (more) defensive problems for PSG to deal with.
The change meant Marquinhos had to move to the right side of the defense with the line turning into a three-man defensive unit featuring the Brazilian, Sergio Ramos in the center of it, and Kimpembe on the left side in a rather bizarre setup that still managed to prevent Bayern from scoring more than one goal through the evening.
Hakimi is expected to rest and do some recovery work through the remainder of the week and the start of the next one with his comeback expected to happen on Feb. 26 when PSG will fly to face Olympique Marseille at the Stade Velodrome for a Ligue 1 Classique.
The last time both teams met, in the Coupe de France on Feb. 8, Marseille defeated PSG 2-1 at the Velodrome and eliminated Galtier's team from the cup.