Tuchel confirms fresh Verratti injury blow

After returning to training this week, Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti suffered another injury.

Verratti had just returned to training after being sidelined with a sprained ankle sustained last month.   -  FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel revealed midfielder Marco Verratti had suffered another injury setback in a blow to the Ligue 1 champion.

The Italy international, 26, returned to training on Monday after being sidelined with a sprained ankle sustained last month.

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That was a boost to PSG, which is set to be without Neymar until April, ahead of its Champions League last-16 tie against Manchester United beginning next week.

But after Verratti missed his side's extra-time win over Villefranche in the Coupe de France on Wednesday, Tuchel revealed the midfielder had suffered a fresh injury.

"Marco Verratti could not finish training yesterday [Tuesday]. He had problems," he said.

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"I have to wait until tomorrow [Thursday] to decide if he can play against Bordeaux. His new problem is something else, but I do not know too much."

PSG hosts Bordeaux on Saturday before making the trip to Old Trafford for the first leg of its tie with United three days later.

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