Marco Asensio inching closer to returning to PSG

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After almost two months of recovery from a foot injury sustained during a match with the Spanish national team in September, Marco Asensio is edging closer to a return to the pitch.

Le Parisien reported on Monday, Oct. 30, that the PSG forward participated in team training at the start of the week, marking a significant step forward in his rehabilitation process.

Asensio, who was initially expected to be sidelined for about a month, has faced a prolonged recovery period. However, with no lingering discomfort according to the latest report, he has already joined training sessions with the rest of the first team members of PSG.

However, it's worth noting that Asensio did not partake in the entire session. That said, this news is positive in terms of his return to the pitch in early November.

Asensio is unlikely to feature in the upcoming matchup against Montpellier on Friday or next midweek game against Milan. A more plausible return date seems to be the game against Reims on Saturday, Nov. 11.

The shelves of PSG still feature three players: Keylor Navas (dealing with lower back pain), Presnel Kimpembe (recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon), and Nuno Mendes (beginning rehabilitation after a thigh surgery).

Marquinhos, slightly banged up in the adductors and absent from the Brest game last weekend, is expected to make a return after being rested on Sunday because of precautionary reasons.

The next training session on Wednesday will provide a more comprehensive look at the squad, offering insights two days ahead of the clash against Montpellier on Friday.