Paris Saint-Germain

PSG issue Lionel Messi, Neymar & Sergio Ramos injury updates

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Messi should be back in the fold on Monday
Messi should be back in the fold on Monday / John Berry/GettyImages

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed Sergio Ramos has suffered another injury, while also providing updates on the fitness of Neymar and Lionel Messi.

PSG face Nice in the Coupe de France last 16 on Monday, but they will have to fare without Ramos who has been dealt a fresh blow.

"Sergio Ramos has to rest for a low-grade muscle injury in his right calf that occurred on Thursday during training and will be reassessed in the middle of the week," a club statement read.

Ramos has barely featured for PSG since arriving at the club on a free transfer at the beginning of the season thanks to a string of injuries. Recently, there had been hope that he might have turned the corner with the Spaniard playing a full 90 minutes during his side's 4-0 win over Stade Reims last weekend.

However, he is once again not available for selection on Monday night, while the knock also casts doubt over his availability for PSG's Champions League meeting with Real Madrid in February.

The club also issued updates on Neymar and Georginio Wijnaldum, who are both recovering from injuries.

"Neymar Jr, who is recovering from a left ankle sprain with ligament damage, has completed a first cycle of running and will undergo tests on Monday to confirm the rest of his schedule.

"Georginio Wijnaldum, who is recovering from a left ankle sprain with partial damage to the medial collateral ligament, is continuing his individual programme with a view to returning to the squad at the end of the week."

In better news for Les Parisiens, Messi will be able to start from the outset against Nice, as confirmed by Mauricio Pochettino at his pre-match press conference.

"He trained well this week after having been absent due to COVID. He played 30 minutes last week and I think he's fit to start the match against Nice on Monday," he said.

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