The Portuguese misfortunes of Nuno Mendes will have consequences for Paris Saint-Germain.
Forfeited for the rest of the competition following his injury against Uruguay, the left side of the Seleçao will be unavailable for eight weeks, according to initial forecasts.
Officially, the Portuguese is still in the race to play in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League against Bayern Munich, scheduled for February 14.
Mendes suffers a total muscle tear in one thigh.
He will be treated with the national team before being treated in a Qatari hospital.
The left-back had already been sidelined for three weeks in October after suffering a hamstring injury during a game against Benfica in the Champions League.
The latest news is not good for Nuno Mendes.
The Portuguese side of #PSG has passed new exams, he is forfeited for the rest of the World Cup.
#POR #Qatar2022 .
— Benjamin Quarez (@B_Quarez) November 30, 2022
The 20-year-old Portuguese has obviously returned to competition too quickly.
This injury leaves him little room to return to 100% for the Champions League game against Bayern.
PSG's Portuguese Players' World Cup is proving more than tricky for now.
Danilo Pereira, holder against Ghana but at fault on a goal, is also in the infirmary due to a broken rib.
He could come back in the round of 16, even if the doubt still remains.
Midfielder Vitinha remained on the bench for the first two games.
He could be entitled to a few minutes against South Korea.