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Warren Zaire Emery: PSG and France Wonderkid to Miss the Rest of 2023 With Injury
- Warren Zaïre-Emery will not play football again in 2023
- The PSG midfielder made history when he made his debut for France but only lasted 20 minutes
- He is set to be out until January 2024
Barely a week after making history for France, Paris Saint-Germain youngster Warren Zaïre-Emery has been ruled out for the rest of 2023 with an ankle injury.
The 17-year-old became France's youngest player and goalscorer since 1914 in the Euro 2024 qualifier against Gibraltar.
In a statement through their website, PSG announced that the midfielder had "suffered a moderate sprain of his right ankle" and will be out until January 2024.
Zaïre-Emery has been getting plaudits this season and received his first call-up for the November international break. He made his debut for the two-time World Cup winners and scored his first goal in the 16th minute.
However, he was taken off four minutes later after sustaining the injury. France thrashed Gibraltar 14-0. It is a setback for the midfielder who hoped to impress ahead of the 2024 Euros.
Zaïre-Emery makes history
It has been an eventful two weeks for the PSG youngster.
He received his first call-up to the French national team, made his debut and scored his first goal and breaking a 100-year record in the process.
"He's ready," said Kylian Mbappé in his post-match interview. "Playing in your first match like that, undaunted, playing your game... I know what it's like to start young, it's not easy to do what he's doing. You have to recognise how impressive that is," via Ligue 1.
Zaïre-Emery has made 15 appearances for PSG this season and has started 14 of them.
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