Presnel Kimpembe inching closer to returning for PSG

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Presnel Kimpembe, recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered last season, keeps working on his rehabilitation plan while prioritizing caution before making his comeback in order to avoid any potential setback.

The 28-year-old, who has been sidelined since February, aims to fully recover and make a significant impact on PSG's central defense hierarchy once he is able to return to the field.

Following the unfortunate injury, suffered during a match against Olympique de Marseille last spring, Kimpembe underwent surgery in London and has been on recovering every since.

Recent reports project a return to collective training in November and a likely return to competition in December.

Le Parisien reports that Kimpembe is meticulously following his recovery protocol, dedicating himself daily at the PSG Campus to completing exercises with the performance staff in the morning and receiving extra treatment in the afternoon.

Mindful of possibly rushing his return last season and that has caused his injury, Kimpembe has now decided to err on caution to avoid any setbacks.

With the absence of Nuno Mendes, Kimpembe eyes an opportunity to challenge the central defense hierarchy. Luis Hernandez temporarily filling in as left-back opens a door for Kimpembe to play in the middle of the defense, even more so considering the contrast in styles of play with fellow central defender Milan Skriniar.