Nuno Mendes done for the season
On top of the news about Lionel Messi and the never-ending saga of whether Christophe Galtier will be sacked or not, PSG announced another horrible piece of news on Wednesday.
PSG will have to play their remaining five Ligue 1 games without Portugal international and starting left-back Nuno Mendes, whose season is now over because of a hamstring injury.
In addition to the injuries that ruled out Neymar, Presnel Kimpembe, and Nordi Mukiele until the end of the season at earlier points this year, PSG announced on Wednesday that they will shut down Nuno Mendes for the remainder of the season.
In a medical statement published on its official website, the medical staff of Paris Saint-Germain announced that "after suffering a lesion to his right hamstring against Lorient, Nuno Mendes will not play again this season."
Since the start of the season, the left wing-back of PSG has suffered four different injuries, every one of them muscle-related. The Parisian no. 25 has missed 72 days of competition and 10 official matches in all competitions.
Even then, in the games he played, Mendes turned out to be one of the most important and impactfull players for PSG throughout his first campaign playing in Paris after signing with the club last summer. Mendes had spent half of last year already at PSG, although on a loan deal.
Serif Nhaga to take Nuno Mendes' place in the first-team squad
With this absence on the left flank, a place became available and Galtier announced that youngster Serif Nhaga will take over it by joining the first-team squad.
Still only 17 years old and playing left-back at Porto last winter, PSG signed him and left Nhaga with the U17 squad until now.
Without Mendes available next Sunday in the game against Troyes, there is a chance Nhaga make it to the gameday squad this weekend for MD34 of the Ligue 1 season.