Neymar left out of PSG squad for Nimes match
Thomas Tuchel is said to be keen to give Neymar a rest, meaning Jese Rodriguez has taken his place in the latest Paris Saint-Germain squad.
Neymar has not been included in the Paris Saint-Germain squad for Friday's Ligue 1 clash with Nimes.
Head coach Thomas Tuchel is said to be keen to rest the forward, who played in both of Brazil's World Cup qualifying matches during the international break.
The 28-year-old scored a hat-trick in the 4-2 victory over Peru on Wednesday to reach 63 goals for his country, moving ahead of former striker Ronaldo and behind only Pele (77) on the all-time list.
With PSG now preparing for seven games in the next 22 days, including a Champions League trip to Manchester United next Tuesday, Neymar has been given more time to recover.
PSG injury concerns
Tuchel otherwise has a handful of injury concerns to some key first-team players.
Defender Marquinhos returned from Brazil duty with a minor adductor problem and will face further tests over the coming days, while Marco Verratti sustained a thigh injury with Italy.
Julian Draxler is not expected to train again until Monday due to a hamstring complaint, while Mauro Icardi remains sidelined with a knee ligament issue.
New signing Danilo Pereira has been isolating from the team as part of contact tracing protocols adopted by PSG.
All four players will miss the game against Nimes, who have gone three games unbeaten in Ligue 1.
Jese Rodriguez, who came off the bench in the 1-0 loss to Lens last month, has been included in the squad.
Moise Kean could make his first appearance since joining on loan from Everton, while Rafinha may also make his debut after his move from Barcelona.
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