Verratti out for rest of the season after adductor operation

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.