Crucial PSG player injured ahead of showdown with FC Barcelona

On April 3rd, PSG competed in the semifinal of the Coupe de France against Stade de Rennes, and Warren Zaire-Emery was injured during the match
Warren Zaire-Emery is a concern for PSG in the French Cup.
Warren Zaire-Emery is a concern for PSG in the French Cup. / Christian Liewig - Corbis/GettyImages

In a great victory for PSG against Stade de Rennes, they secured a spot in the final of the Coupe de France in a closely contested match. Kylian Mbappe managed to open the scoring, granting access to the final for the Parisian team, which will face Olympique de Lyon on May 25th.

For Paris Saint-Germain, the victory proved to be an encouraging triumph after two years without reaching the final of this competition. However, alarms seem to be ringing for PSG, as Warren Zaire-Emery had to leave the match in the 76th minute, and afterward, he was seen protecting his left leg with an ice pack.

Luis Enrique commented on the state of the 18-year-old midfielder after his substitution in the second half of the game against Stade Rennes. "It's just a knock, nothing more. There shouldn't be any complications," said Luis Enrique in the post-match press conference. With just a week left before facing FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League, PSG's priority is to arrive at this match with the squad at full strength, and their care is imminent.

PSG is gearing up for their UEFA Champions League fixture

Before facing Barcelona in the UCL, PSG will have to take on Clermont in the 28th round of Ligue 1. In preparation for this match, it seems that rotations will be the option for Luis Enrique, where the most important players will either rest on the bench or be included in the squad to face Clermont away.

The PSG injury list is gradually decreasing, as the entire squad is in optimal condition for competition. However, the only uncertain return date is that of central defender Presnel Kimpembe, who is still without a specific return date. The rest of the squad has already returned to group training and even made it into the matchday squad, which is positive news for Paris Saint-Germain.