Nuno Mendes to make trip to Marseille

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Nuno Mendes was forced off the pitch last Sunday suffering an injury in the right knee in PSG's win (4-3) over Lille. The first medical study wasn't ominous and further reports popping up on Monday evening pretty much confirmed the Portugal international will be available for the game against OM next Sunday.

Hit in the right knee in an action inside Paris' box, Mendes had to be subbed off the pitch on Sunday getting replaced by Juan Bernat.

According to reports from Abdellah Boulma and Marc Mechenoua as written on Goal, Mendes is expected to make the trip to the Velodrome with the rest of the PSG players.

Official communication from the club is expected through Tuesday while the members of the first team of PSG remain out of action. They were given two days off following their victory over Lille at the Parc des Princes, and the group will return to the Camp des Loges on Wednesday.

Nuno Mendes is expected to be available against Olympique Marseille. Neymar? Not so much...

Contrasting with the news about Neymar's unavailability for the next "three to four weeks," this news is much brighter and better for a struggling PSG that needs to keep winning games on a weekly basis if they want to secure the Ligue 1 title and have a chance at beating Bayern Munich.

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Jonathan Bamba was the Lille player hitting Mendes on the play that led to his injury, though it was just a "football action" without bad intentions baked into it.

The coach of PSG, Christophe Galtier, already told the media attending his post-game press conference that he was "not too worried" about Mendes' injury, so everything seems to be aligning for the Portuguese wing-back to make the trip and play at Marseille.