Marquinhos already training at PSG following international break injury

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Just four days after suffering an injury while playing for Brazil during the last international break of the year, Marquinhos has already made a speedy return to training to quickstart his recovery.

Marquinhos, however, trained away from the main group of first-team players. That said, this quick turnaround has brought hope to the staff of PSG of a potential return and an appearance as quickly as in time for the Champions League game between PSG and Newcastle on Tuesday.

Marquinhos has clearly shown signs of improvement during the past few hours since returning from Brazil. PSG disclosed on Thursday that the team captain suffered a "minor injury to his right hamstring" and is set to undergo a 10-day treatment.

Progress must have been made by the defender way ahead of schedule considering he was already seen on the pitch of the new PSG Campus on Sunday training with his personal fitness coach, although apart from the main group.

Those reporting from Poissy warned about Marquinhos showing "limited fitness levels," including a few pointing out to the official social accounts of PSG showing the defender being quite hampered by his injury.

Marquinhos has completed speedy recoveries in the past from other injuries, but with only two days between Sunday's session and Tuesday's game, it might be risky for PSG to use the center-back with a potential setback floating in the air.

Nordi Mukiele's participation in practice was also a surprising development given the knocks he received against Monaco on Friday evening (5-2).

Although Kimpembe joined the first-team group, his return for Tuesday's Champions League fixture has been ruled out already and he's aiming at a short-term return but definitely not as quickly as in two days.

On a final note, Marco Asensio and Danilo, who made their return to the bench against Monaco, did not play against Monaco and shouldn't be expected to make the starting XI in a high-stakes game against Newcastle on Tuesday, although a cameo off the bench has not been ruled out at this point.