Paris Saint-Germain’s (PSG) Lee Kang-in has been left out of the team’s first training session in Japan.
French media outlet L’Equipe reported on Thursday (June 24), “The PSG squad held its first training session after arriving in Osaka, Japan. However, Lee Kang-in did not appear on the training field today.”
The PSG squad, including Lee, traveled to Osaka, Japan on the club’s chartered plane on the 23rd to begin their Asia tour.
Lee, who was feared to be injured, traveled to Japan with his teammates. In the videos and photos released by PSG, Lee appeared to be in good spirits, mingling with his teammates and responding to autograph requests from fans. However, it’s clear that he’s not at full strength.
Lee complained of pain in his right thigh during the first preseason game against Le Havre ahead of the Asian tour. Lee, who started on the flank against Le Havre and moved around a lot, complained of pain during a rush in the 43rd minute and had to be substituted.
As a result, Lee did not show up for the first training session in Japan. It’s unclear whether Lee’s absence was due to injury or Luis Enrique’s decision not to push him too hard.
Local reports in France suggest that Lee’s injury is unlikely to be serious. “PSG have not commented on Lee’s injury,” said local French media, adding that “if the injury was serious, he would have remained in the clubhouse like Nuno Mendes, Nordy Moukiele and Alexandre Lletelier.”
PSG will play Al Nasr (Saudi Arabia) on July 25, Cerezo Osaka (Japan) on July 28, and Inter Milan (Italy) on August 1.
They will then travel to South Korea on August 2 to play their final match of the Asian Tour against Jeonbuk Hyundai 스포츠토토 at the Busan Asiad Stadium the following day.