# Does a generically injective morphism of schemes have a section?

Let $f \colon X \to Y$ be a generically injective, finite morphism between projective varieties over $\mathbb{C}$, with $Y$ non-singular. Does $f$ have a section i.e., a morphism $g:Y \to X$ such that $f \circ g:Y \to Y$ is the identity?

If not true in general, is there any known condition under which $f$ has a section?

EDIT. The map $f$ is assumed to be dominant.

• Presumably you want to assume that $f$ is dominant, or else this is trivially false. If $f$ is dominant and generically injective, then $f$ is birational. A finite, birational morphism with normal target $Y$ is an isomorphism by Zariski's Main Theorem (classical formulation). – Jason Starr Apr 2 '17 at 13:34
• @JasonStarr Thank you. Yes, I assume $f$ to be dominant. Can we say something if we drop the assumption on finite morphism and replace it with projective morphism. The picture I have in mind is that when $f$ is generically injective except for a codimension $2$ locus where the fibers are rational curves. – user45397 Apr 2 '17 at 14:02
• With "projective morphism" it seems to me that the answer is no in such a generality. Take the blow-up $\pi \colon X \to \mathbb{P}^2$ of the plane at at a point: of course it has no regular sections. – Francesco Polizzi Apr 2 '17 at 14:25

If $Y$ is normal, then every finite generically injective dominant morphism $f:X \to Y$ is an isomorphism. Indeed, take an open affine subset $U = Spec~ A$ of $Y$. Then $f^{-1}(Y) = Spec~B$ where $B$ is integral over $A$. Since $A$ is integrally closed and $A,B$ have the same field of fractions, $A = B$.
So the answer to your question is: Yes, always!''