PSG Confirm Mbappe Suffers Serious Ankle Sprain, No Update On Return


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Paris St-Germain (PSG) forward Kylian Mbappe’s ankle sprain injury will be reassessed in three days’ time, the Ligue 1 champions said on Saturday.

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Mbappe suffered an ankle sprain in Friday’s French Cup final win over St Etienne.

A rough tackle from Loic Perrin saw the St Etienne defender catch Mbappe on the ankle and the 21-year-old collapsed on the pitch in pain before he was substituted.

Perrin was sent off for the challenge as PSG won 1-0.

“Serious right ankle sprain to the external lateral compartment. To be re-evaluated in 72 hours with clinical and ankle imaging analysis,” the club said of Mbappe’s injury in a statement.

Mbappe returned to the bench on crutches after half-time.

He later told French President Emmanuel Macron during the trophy ceremony that he heard a crack when he was tackled but did not think he had broken his ankle.

Ligue 1 champions PSG did not say if Mbappe will feature in Friday’s French League Cup final against Olympique Lyonnais.

The Parisians are chasing a quadruple of titles this season.

They also face Italian side Atalanta in a UEFA Champions League quarter-final single leg knockout game in Lisbon on Aug. 12.

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