Nikola Karabatic (38) will miss a fourth match with Paris-SG, this Tuesday evening, against Chambéry in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France. The star of the Blues was already absent on November 3 in Champions League against Porto (32-30) then in the Championship against Chambéry (36-32) and Aix (37-32).
PSG have confirmed that the left-back and centre-half has been suffering from a concussion for the past fortnight. This is the first time he has suffered one in his long career. According to our information, this would have occurred following small shocks repeated during several matches and then in training.
The player suffered from headaches, dizziness and fatigue. He has been doing better since this weekend, according to his relatives, but is slowly resuming physical activity alone, at his home or in the forest.
For the time being, the situation of the eldest of the Karabatic brothers does not inspire concern. But the club does not want to take any risks with one of its major players, after the previous ones in recent years of Jesper Nielsen and Henrik Toft Hansen, who had taken long weeks to regain all their means after a concussion.
The staff of the France team is also closely following the player’s development, less than two months from the World Championship in Poland and Sweden.
While all is well in terms of results, the period is currently complicated for Paris-SG on the medical level. While Dominik Mathé is still in rehabilitation after his knee operation last season, Mathieu Grébille is very uncertain against Chambéry after being hit in an ankle against Aix.