Kylian Mbappe latest as Paris Saint-Germain suffer major injury blow ahead of Newcastle United

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Paris Saint-Germain have been dealt a major injury blow ahead of next week’s Champions League match against Newcastle United at St James’ Park.

Paris Saint-Germain will be without Nuno Mendes for Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Newcastle United.

The Portuguese left-back picked up a hamstring injury in July. PSG announced yesterday that following a “new medical examinations and a new in-depth study”, Mendes will undergo surgery in Finland on Friday and is expected to be sidelined for four months.

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Mendes joined PSG on loan from Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 2021 before making his move permanent last year for £34million. The 21-year-old has made 69 appearances for the Ligue 1 champions having established himself as first choice left-back. Lucas Hernandez is set to part in Mendes’ place.

Paris Saint-Germain left-back Nuno Mendes. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)Paris Saint-Germain left-back Nuno Mendes. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)
Paris Saint-Germain left-back Nuno Mendes. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

Meanwhile, the French giants are hopeful talisman Kylian Mbappe could feature at St James’ Park, despite picking up an injury at the weekend.

The 24-year-old limped off in the first half of Sunday’s 4-0 win over Marseille after being hurt in a tackle by Leonardo Balerdi. It was confirmed after the game Mbappe had sustained a “small ankle sprain”.

However, Mbappe trained indoors on Wednesday to raise hopes of being involved versus Newcastle. PSG, who face Clermont Foot on Saturday before Newcastle, have said they will provide a further update on his fitness on Friday.

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Eddie Howe’s men host Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday before turning their focus to PSG. They head into the fixture having dumped English and European champions Manchester City out of the Carabao Cup last night.

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