Paris St Germain are to remain without midfielder Warren Zaire-Emery for the rest of 2023.
Teenage sensation Zaire-Emery suffered an injury on his France debut on Saturday night and medical tests over the weekend have confirmed a “medium-serious sprain” to his right ankle.
There were initial fears that Zaire-Emery, 17, had suffered a fracture, but they have at least been allayed by the Ligue 1 club.
“Warren Zaire-Emery suffered a medium-serious sprain in his right ankle and will remain in treatment until the winter break,” a PSG statement read.
Zaire-Emery burst onto the scene last season when he made his first-team debut aged only 16 and has quickly established himself as a regular under new PSG boss Luis Enrique.
The good form of the PSG academy graduate earned him a maiden national team call-up for this month’s fixtures and, while he scored on his debut against Gibraltar, he suffered an ankle injury in the process after a tackle by Ethan Santos, who was subsequently sent off.
With Zaire-Emery now set for a spell on the sidelines until 2024, he will miss PSG’s two crucial upcoming Champions League fixtures against Newcastle and Borussia Dortmund in the battle to qualify from Group F.