PSG traveling to Bayern Munich carrying multiple injuries
The latest injury update about PSG defender Marquinhos is not so bad after being replaced due to a knock on his ribcage during PSG vs. Nantes (4-2). Another defender received a positive assessment from the medical staff on Sunday.
The Parisian captain suffers a torn rib, but he will be able to play in Munich this Wednesday. Nordi Mukiele is also expected to be part of the group flying to Germany on Monday.
Not very satisfied and speaking to the press concerned after his team's victory against Nantes, Christophe Galtier can relax a bit after the latest news regarding injuries in his squad.
Apparently, the blow that Marquinhos received in the ribs and which forced him to leave the field 15 minutes before the final whistle in PSG's last match, would not be something that is truly worrisome, since the Brazilian center-back suffers "an intercostal tear", according to the newspaper L'Equipe.
While this is said to be hurting Marquinhos when sprinting, it should not prevent him from playing, especially in such a high-stakes matchup like the Champions League last-16 on Wednesday night in Munich against Bayern.
Marquinhos and Nordi Mukiele, available against Bayern Munich
Marquinhos was in pain this Sunday but he should be able to take part in the game as the Parisian medical staff will do everything they can to make that happen. The player is also focused on getting ready to start the UCL game, aware of the importance of this clash.
As for the other injured player on Saturday night, Nordi Mukiele, despite his Achilles tendon soreness after taking a knock against Nantes, should also be able to retain his place in the starting lineup unless Achraf Hakimi is the choice of preference of coach Galtier.
The Parisian right-back will be available to replace Hakimi, who is theoretically recovered from muscular problems in his left thigh. Hakimi is in the midst of an off-the-field controversy after he was accused of rape.
The Morocco international has not played since the first leg against Bayern, which he had to leave after the break due to physical discomfort.