The central defender of PSG and Les Bleus Presnel Kimpembe, who was injured on Saturday in Ligue 1 against Brest (1-0), will be unavailable “about six weeks”the capital club announced on Tuesday. “Victim of a left hamstring injury, Presnel Kimpembe will be unavailable for about six weeks. A new point will be made in eight days”said PSG in a medical update on the workforce.
He will miss OM and the double confrontation with Benfica
Initially estimated at at least four weeks, his unavailability will be longer than expected. PSG already knew that they could not count on their defender for matches against Haifa (this Wednesday), Lyon (September 18), Nice (October 1), Benfica (October 5) and Reims (8 october).
The list of meetings missed by the native of Beaumont-sur-Oise could stretch to ” return against Benfica (October 11), Classic against Marseille (October 16), or even the trip to Ajaccio (October 23).
Bad news for Didier Deschamps
This long unavailability falls very badly for Kimpembe (27 years old, 28 caps) and France just over two months before the World Cup in Qatar (November 20-December 18). Coach Didier Deschamps is due to announce his list on Thursday for the gathering at the end of September in the League of Nations (reception of Austria on the 22nd, trip to Denmark on the 25th).
His long absence adds to a long list of injuries among the French team’s executives before the September matches, with the withdrawal of Paul Pogba and Kingsley Coman and the uncertainties concerning Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante.