PSG captain Marquinhos out for 12 days

Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos and Bayern Munich forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting vie for the ball during the Uefa Champions League quarter-final first leg football match in Munich, southern Germany, April 7, 2021. — AFP pic
Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos and Bayern Munich forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting vie for the ball during the Uefa Champions League quarter-final first leg football match in Munich, southern Germany, April 7, 2021. — AFP pic

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PARIS, April 13 — Paris Saint-Germain skipper Marquinhos will miss three games with a groin injury, the French champions announced today.

The Brazil centre-back had already been ruled out of the Champions League quarter-final with Bayern Munich later in the day.

The 26-year-old suffered the injury during the 3-2 first leg victory in Bavaria last week.

“His return to training will take place in 12 days, depending to his recovery,” PSG said.

Marquinhos will also be sidelined for this weekend’s league game with Saint-Etienne and April 21’s French Cup last eight tie with Angers after missing last Saturday’s league win at Strasbourg.

Forward Mauro Icardi and defenders Layvin Kurzawa and Juan Bernat are also unavailable for coach Mauricio Pochettino with fitness issues. — AFP

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