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PSG’s Verratti out for rest of season after adductor op

May 3, 2018
FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 file photo, PSG's Italian midfielder Marco Verratti controls the ball during his French League One soccer match against Nantes, in Nantes, western France. Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti will miss the rest of the season after having an operation on his adductor tendons, it was reported on Thursday, May 3. 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 file photo, PSG's Italian midfielder Marco Verratti controls the ball during his French League One soccer match against Nantes, in Nantes, western France. Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti will miss the rest of the season after having an operation on his adductor tendons, it was reported on Thursday, May 3. 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti will miss the rest of the season after having an operation on his adductor tendons.

PSG says the recent operation “went perfectly well” and the date was chosen in order for him to be ready for the start of next season.

Italy did not qualify for the World Cup in Russia, giving Verratti time to rest.

The central midfielder has played 22 league games this season, and last played for PSG on March 31 in the French League Cup final win over Monaco.

PSG has three league games remaining, and the French Cup final against third-division side Les Herbiers on Tuesday.

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