PSG made the worst possible news about defender Presnel Kimpembe's injury official on Sunday night after defeating Marseille 0-3 away from Paris. The club announced the France international will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his Achilles tendon. He is expected to undergo surgery and start his recovery process this week.
Kimpembe already missed the World Cup in December having suffered a similar injury prior to the tournament. He was included in Didier Deschamps' preliminary list of called-up players but he ultimately forfeited the tournament.
Presnel Kimpembe closes the 2022-23 season with 11 Ligue 1 games played
The 27-year-old defender should still have plenty of top-level years ahead of him but injuries might be starting to put too many doubts over his future career. He only lasted 15 minutes on the pitch at the Stade Velodrome before being forced off the field having suffered his Achilles injury on a sprint trying to catch Marseille's wing-back Nuno Tavares.
Speaking to the media in his post-game press conference, PSG manager Christophe Galtier already let us know that the club feared the worst and it was later confirmed by the medical staff of the organization.
Kimpembe had just returned to the starting lineup after missing ample time leading up to the World Cup break and he was aiming at boasting a prominent role during the remainder of the Paris Saint-Germain season. Now, sadly, that won't be possible anymore. The center-back thus finishes the Ligue 1 campaign with just 11 games played and already looking forward to better days in 2023-24.