PSG target Milan Skriniar's back injury not as worrisome as feared

Milan Skriniar, Inter FC, PSG
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The last few days brought whispers about a potential season-ending injury finishing the campaign of Inter defender and future PSG player Milan Skriniar. The last update, provided by the Gazzetta dello Sport, denies those rumors.

Slovakia international Milan Skriniar, who is missing his nation's games through the ongoing international break because of nagging back problems, was said to be in peril of missing the remainder of the season in order to rehabilitate and avoid any setbacks.

Most pressingly, the Inter defender would have missed the clash against Benfica in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, while also generating doubts in PSG's front offices about how good it'd be to sign him (even if it's for free) next summer.

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Well, fear nothing, folks. Skriniar is fit, available, and well after all of the drama of the past few days was thrown out of the window by the Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.

The sports outlet reported that Skriniar "will be back soon," revelaing that the defender is "working" to be available to face Benfica on Apr. 11th for the first leg of the last-8 round of the UCL.

Skriniar has visited the European Sports Rehabilitation Center (CERS) in Capbreton, Landes, according to the report. The player has followed a particular recovery protocol since then, one that includes "physiotherapy sessions and swimming pool exercises." 

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According to the Italian newspaper, Skriniar's feelings "are good," also revealing that it'll be hard for him to play against Fiorentina this weekend while "it is likely" that he will be included in the matchday squad for the game against Juventus on Apr. 4th, a week before facing Benfica.

PSG must have breathed easy considering the investment they'll do next summer when they'll have to start sending hefty checks Skriniar's way on a monthly basis.