PSG have confirmed that Kylian Mbappe could miss the rest of their season as the latest injury update is not a positive one.
The French champions released a statement on Monday confirmed that Mbappe, 21, suffered an ankle sprain and damage to the ligaments.
Mbappe was cynically hacked down by Saint-Etienne defender Loic Perrin during their French Cup final win on Friday and left the field in tears and the Stade de France on crutches with a support on his right ankle. Perrin was first booked, then shown a straight red card via VAR review after the horrific challenge on PSG’s star striker.
Here is the latest statement from PSG with a Kylian Mbappe injury update:
“As announced after the final of the Coupe de France against Saint-Etienne, Kylian Mbappe underwent further examinations to his injured right ankle. The results of today’s scan confirmed an ankle sprain with damage to the external ligament. The player is expected to be sidelined for approximately three weeks.”
The French superstar is now in a race against time to try and somehow be fit for their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal against Atalanta on Aug. 12 and even if PSG make it through that round, it is unlikely Mbappe will be fully fit for the semifinals and final.
Being without your top goalscorer the one time you are heavily favored to finally win the so far elusive Champions League title is a bitter pill for PSG to swallow.
Mbappe will definitely missed the French League Cup against Lyon on July 31 and PSG will now have to weigh up whether or not it is worth rushing Mbappe back for the Champions League semifinal or final, if they get there, or just let him rest and prepare for the 2020-21 season.
The good news for PSG is that Neymar is now finally back fit but Mbappe is their go-to man and unless he makes a speedy recovery, he won’t have the same impact on the business end of the season in the Champions League.