Marco Asensio suffers injury with Spain, won't return early to Paris

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PSG forward Marco Asensio suffered an injury in an international game last Friday. The Spain international was facing Georgia in a game his nation won 7-1, but the Spanish federation and coaches decided to keep him in tow instead of releasing him from his duties, blocking him from returning early to Paris for his rehabilitation.

Asensio's impressive run at PSG and on the international stage may have hit a roadblock during the Friday evening fixture between Spain and Georgia, where the Spanish team trounced the hosts (7-1).

After netting two goals in his last two appearances for his club, the Spanish striker, positioned on the right wing this time, played a pivotal role in the opening goal during the first half, providing an assist to target-man Alvaro Morata.

However, Asensio's evening took a turn for the worse when he had to exit the game in the 44th minute with an injury. After spending a brief moment on the ground with the team's medical staff, he headed straight to the locker room with a noticeable injury, clearly aware that he couldn't continue taking part in the game any longer.

As of this writing on Saturday evening, there is no official diagnosis available, though it appears to be a muscular issue. Ferran Torres and Dani Olmo have been called up by the national manager to replace them in the next game to be played by Spain, scheduled for Tuesday.

Following Friday's match, Spain manager Luis de la Fuente commented on the injury: "We don't have a precise understanding of Asensio's injury yet; we'll have to see how it develops. It doesn't seem serious to me at this stage, but we'll have to wait and see. In my initial assessment, it seems unlikely that he will be available for Tuesday's match."

The worst possible scenario was confirmed on Saturday as two replacements were called up by the Spanish federation, although not much more is known about the particular injury at this point.

For the remainder of the international break, Asensio will remain with the Spanish squad and he will then undergo further tests upon returning to Spain to determine the extent of his injury.