Warren Zaire-Emery expected to miss Champions League game vs. Newcastle

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Warren Zaire-Emery's impactful debut with the French team against Gibraltar, marked by a goal and an injury happening in the same action, has cast doubts on his availability for upcoming PSG matches including the next Champions League game against Newcastle at the Parc des Princes.

The promising 17-year-old midfielder was hit in the right ankle during his first goal, and underwent examinations following Saturday's game that reportedly ruled out an ankle fracture but revealed significant swelling, indicating a major sprain that could keep WZE out of the field for a few days or weeks.

While awaiting further details from an MRI, Didier Deschamps, the French national team coach, expressed relief following France's 14-0 victory over Gibraltar, saying "Exams ruled out a fracture, but the injury is significant. We'll have to wait and see, but it's reassuring (there isn't a fracture)."

Zaire-Emery's withdrawal from the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifier game next week has already been confirmed, but the extent of his unavailability upon his return to PSG is yet to be determined.

PSG is concerned about the possibility of him missing the Ligue 1 clash against Monaco on Friday, November 24, as well as fearing his participation in the crucial Champions League match against Newcastle on Tuesday, November 28 could be in peril if the injury is worse than initially thought of.

The first tests and assessments suggest it's unlikely that the young international will recover in time for either of those two games, if only for precautionary measures to avoid setbacks, but nothing is official for now, by Sunday afternoon.