PSG's Presnel Kimpembe, who has been sidelined due to an Achilles injury since last February, is inching closer to making his return to the pitch and that has him as happy as he's ever been as he sees that moment arriving in a minute.
As the majority of PSG's squad joins their respective national teams during the current international break, Kimpembe, along with a few young players and other injured teammates, will stay at the PSG Campus in Poissy following his personal training and rehabilitation sessions.
In an interview with PSGTV, Kimpembe shared some insights into the training routine he'll follow during the international window ahead, saying "The team does a warm-up in the gym, but I do a separate warm-up. I go out on the field 15 minutes before them to run," he explained.
Having resumed collective training along with his teammates last week, Kimpembe took part in some motor-skill exercises as he anticipates his return to full participation soon.
"Since [Monday], things are going well, I have been working well. I feel good, I have good feelings," Kimpembe said.
Seated on the edge of the pitch observing his team play weekly, Kimpembe said the mental boost of being back actually touching the ball and training with his teammates instead of by himself.
"It’s different being with friends. Mentally it changes everything," Kimpembe said. "It makes a difference because the three training grounds have been all to myself twice a day since June 26. Incredible!"
While an official return date has not been confirmed yet by the club nor manager Luis Enrique, recent estimates suggest Kimpembe could make his comeback between mid-November and December, following the ongoing international break and ahead of the New Year.