Paris Saint Germain are yet to know the full extent of Kylian Mbappe’s injury sustained during the club’s 1-0 win over Saint-Étienne, but confirmed it was a ‘serious’ sprain and not a fracture.
Mbappe was forced off in the first half of the Coupe de France final on Friday, as Loic Perrin’s challenge saw the forward’s ankle buckle under his trailing leg in a nasty looking injury.
That tackle saw a full 22-man brawl break out in response to the scream of anguish from the PSG striker, with Perrin eventually sent off. Mbappe had to be substituted as a result and was visibly upset as he left the pitch in tears.
Fearing the worst since the tackle happened, PSG provided an update on the Frenchman’s fitness, revealing no bones were broken but stating they would need 72 hours to learn the full extent of the ‘serious’ injury.
A short statement read: “Serious right ankle sprain to the external lateral compartment. To be re-evaluated in 72 hours with clinical and ankle imaging analysis.”
With the domestic season over for Les Parisiens, all eyes are now on the club’s Champions League quarter-final clash with Atalanta on 12 August, with Mbappe facing a race against time to be ready for the World Cup-style knockout finale to the competition.
There were positive updates on Juan Bernat, Abdou Diallo and Thilo Kehrer, but truth be told, the one player PSG supporters are crossing their fingers for is Mbappe. It’s been another spectacular season for the 21-year-old, whose 30 goals and 18 assists in just 34 matches helped secure the club a league and cup double this term.
He’s also been pivotal to PSG reaching this stage of the Champions League, having netted five times and laid on another five assists in the seven games he’s played in the competition.