Bad news has hit Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Milan Skriniar (28) will be out for about three to four months.
The French ‘L’Equipe’ reported on July 7 (KST), “Schneiderlin will be out for three to four months after ankle surgery. If he returns within this period, he is expected to play again towards the end of the season.”
Shkriniar started the Trofeo des Champions (French Super Cup) against Toulouse on April 4. In the 25th minute of the second half, with the score 2-0, Schickrijnier found himself on the ground. Medical personnel were called in to check his condition, and he eventually left the pitch.
After the game, French media outlets gave a grim outlook on the player’s condition. Some even called him out for the season. The injury was described as an ankle.
Time passed, and a finalized estimate of how long he would be out was released. France’s most authoritative publication, L’Equipe, said he would be out for three to four months. It’s not a season-ending injury, which was thought to be the worst case scenario, but it’s a long time away. He will undergo surgery in Doha next week.
Škriniar is a Slovakian center back who played for Zilina, Sampdoria, and Inter Milan. He was particularly successful at Inter, where he established himself as a defensive mainstay in 246 official appearances. In the 2020-21 season, he formed a back three with Stefan de Frey and Alessandro Bastoni to win the Scudetto (Serie A title).
Shkriniar continued to receive offers from PSG, and this summer he became a free agent. He signed a five-year contract that runs through June 2028. The salary was also set at a high level.
Since then, he’s been an integral part of the core and helped PSG cruise. He had already played 23 matches, including 16 in the Ligue 1, six in the Champions League, and one in the Trophée des Champions.
But a sudden injury meant he would miss the rest of the season. If it’s a full four months, he won’t be back on the pitch until May. If he can shorten it to three months, he”ll be able to show his face in important matches.
In any case, a prolonged absence is a big blow for PSG.