PSG-Rennes (3-0): for Paris, another cascade of physical glitches

And four which make 30. We had counted 23 medical alerts (absences related to injuries or Covid-19) after the trip to Istanbul. Since then, the litany of physical glitches has not improved, on the contrary. Kylian Mbappé was added to the list in Nantes (thigh). In Leipzig, it was Presnel Kimpembe (foot) and Pablo Sarabia (muscle pain) who joined an infirmary that looked like a CHU. The evening of this Saturday again gave the impression of a team in the midst of physical shipwreck, with four new injuries or at least suspicion of injury.

At the final whistle, on Canal +, Angel Di Maria explained the situation: “This season, we are not very well physically. We can’t pretend nothing has happened. We were in the Champions League final, we had no preparation. Many have had the Covid, it is not easy. “

Thomas Tuchel looked to say the least distressed on his bench in the face of this cascade of unforeseen events which forced him to reorganize his team several times and for example to finish the meeting with Kurzawa right central defender.

A very worrying situation for Kehrer

Idrissa Gueye, the first, stopped, victim of a muscle injury from the first quarter of an hour. The Senegalese had already suffered from a hamstring scare on October 20. Then, it is Thilo Kehrer who stopped for a new injury to the adductors, substituted by Bakker (36th). A very worrying situation for the German international, who had already been stopped for the same injury. His convalescence had even been extended by several weeks compared to the initial period (six weeks in total).

Perhaps the last two outings are just precautions. They concern Alessandro Florenzi at half-time for a muscle alert, according to Canal + and Moïse Kean, who after having multiplied the bull races left on the hour mark by consulting the doctor and walking in a robotic way a little worrying. After going through the locker room, he found the sidelines.

Keylor Navas was able to take his place

The four injured of the day share the common point of being called up for the national team with Italy (Kean and Florenzi), Senegal (Gueye) and Germany (Kehrer). The next few hours will tell if they have to go there. Which would be more bad news for Paris. Mbappé and Neymar, both packages for the two matches of the week, were called up by their selection.

Keylor Navas was able to hold his place this Saturday evening, but will still make the long journey to his country. The truce should at least make it possible to recover most of the other absentees who will remain at the Camp des Loges (Verratti, Draxler, Icardi). It is with a certain anguish that Thomas Tuchel and his team will follow the events. During the last cut, Verratti, Draxler, Marquinhos and Danilo Pereira had returned unavailable.

Then, PSG will play 10 games until Christmas, back to the wall in the Champions League. Not the ideal context to get out of a spiral of injuries accentuated throughout Europe since the coronavirus crisis, but which particularly calls out to Paris, already little spared before this season.

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