French international Kylian Mbappe, suffered an injury in PSG’s narrow win against Saint Ettiene, with recent statement from the Club, Mbappe suffered a serious right ankle sprain,” during the game.
The Paris Saint Germain forward, was helped out of the pitch in tears, after a challenge from Loic Perrin Saint-Etienne defender, in the first-half of the game.
According to PSG, the injury will be assessed in 72 hours by a doctor, to confirm the length of the attacker’s injury. Injury to Mbappe could be a major setback to French Ligue start, especially a French League Cup final clash against rivals Lyon, on 31 July, before facing high-scoring Atalanta side in the UEFA Champions League, quarter final.
If PSG emerge winner from the match against Italian Side Atalanta, then they will be set for a semi-final showdown, on August 18-19, or probably the final on August 23. Which means they will have to restart he French Ligue 1 with the UEFA Champions League, in line.
A PSG statement said Mbappe has a “serious right ankle sprain to the external lateral compartment”, adding that the injury will be assessed again “with clinical and ankle imaging analysis”.
Kylian Mbappe who is one of PSG most impressive player this season, has scored 29 goals in 33 appearances for the club this season, later returned to the dugout on crutches after Perrin’s foul, which led to a melee on the pitch.
It was the first match in France since the league was ended in April, with PSG awarded the title.