PSG's Ilyes Housni struggles in Al-Sadd loan

Paris Saint-Germain v Al-Nassr - Pre-Season Friendly
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In September of last year, Ilyes Housni, an 18-year-old promising forward from PSG's U-19 team, was loaned to Al-Sadd in Qatar in search of more playing time. However, his experience with this new team has been troublesome as he recently suffered an injury, potentially leading to an extended absence.

Despite arriving with hopes of gaining more minutes on the field, Housni has only participated in two matches since his arrival, accumulating a total of 55 minutes of play. Unfortunately, it is not anticipated that this playing time will increase in the coming weeks.

On Wednesday, his current club, Al-Sadd, announced that Housni suffered a partial tear of the cruciate ligament. The current league leaders disclosed in a statement that he will undergo an MRI to assess the extent of the injury and determine the duration of his time away from the pitch.

With a contract valid until June 2026 with PSG, the upcoming weeks may unveil more details about the length of his absence. This news comes at a crucial moment, considering the Qatari team is currently leading the championship, and Housni who arrived with high expectations, is facing a challenging situation in his new venture and future role within the team.