Presnel Kimpembe, back with PSG after 8 months of injury

Paris Saint-Germain v FC Internazionale - Preseason Friendly
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After an absence that extended for over eight months, Presnel Kimpembe returned to collective training on Thursday, marking a positive step in his rehabilitation process.

Kimpembe, who suffered an Achilles tendon injury in late February during the match between Olympique de Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain (0-3), is gradually edging closer to his return to the field.

In early September, he touched the ball for the first time, and now, on November 9, he rejoined collective training sessions. His return was warmly welcomed by his teammates, who honored him with a guard of honor, a traditional gesture for newcomers.

The path of Kimpembe's recovery will need to be closely monitored, given his prolonged absence. It's likely that several weeks will pass before he rejoins the squad and participates in matches.

Although he didn't complete the training session, he worked individually. His contract expires on June 30, indicating that he has reached a positive stage in his extensive rehabilitation process.

Regarding the situation in the PSG's infirmary, there are currently three injured players: Nuno Mendes, who is the only one with a long-term injury and is expected to return in early 2024, Danilo Pereira, scheduled to return at the end of the month, and Keylor Navas, who recently experienced lower back problems.