Kylian Mbappe will be out for “around three weeks” after ankle injury in French Cup final, to miss Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League quarterfinal.
The France forward, Kylian Mbappe limped off in the first half of Friday’s 1-0 win over Saint-Etienne after a dreadful tackle that resulted in a red card for opposing captain Loic Perrin.
Paris Saint-Germain said on Monday medical imaging had confirmed the initial test results of a sprained right ankle, with Kylian Mbappe also sustaining ligament damage.
The club indicated the expected timeline for his return was “around three weeks”, meaning he will miss Friday’s French League Cup final against Lyon.
The diagnosis also leaves Mbappe a huge doubt for Paris Saint-Germain’s resumption of their Champions League campaign, although the 21-year-old could be fit to return for the semifinals if Thomas Tuchel’s side advance.
The latter stages of European club football’s flagship competition will be played in a unique straight knockout tournament in Lisbon due to the difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Paris Saint-Germain against Atalanta will be the first quarterfinal of the ‘Final Eight’ mini tournament at the Estadio da Luz, with the semifinals programmed for August 18-19 and the final to be held 23 August.