It is Thursday that a stage point will be made on the injury of Kylian Mbappé. Hit in the hamstrings of the right thigh, (3-0 victory) and released in the 75th minute of play, the Parisian striker had to forfeit the trip of PSG to Leipzig in the Champions League this Wednesday evening. After the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) passed on Monday, the staff of the French champions estimated that their top scorer (7 goals) was insufficiently recovered from his injury to withstand a high intensity match.
Initially, Thomas Tuchel had mentioned muscle fatigue, but the contracture-type lesion is more serious than the first assessment carried out at La Beaujoire. This Tuesday, the 2018 world champion continued his treatment, and Thomas Tuchel wanted to be reassuring about the probability of quickly seeing the Bondy kid again in the Parisian jersey. “We don’t expect a longer absence. It’s a small injury, but it’s in a risk area as the club doctor explained to me, He can’t play tomorrow, it’s a shame for us. But we can’t take risks. “
Full recovery needed
The pessimism that reigned on Monday evening over his presence in Germany, however, has not completely evaporated. To the point that the absence of the striker against Rennes, Saturday night at the Parc des Princes, is not completely excluded and that a doubt about his presence with the France team next week has also emerged . Didier Deschamps, who communicates his list tomorrow, still has the possibility of skipping the first friendly match against Finland, on November 11 at the Stade de France, in order to allow Mbappé to recover and then integrate him into the group to the two League of Nations matches in Portugal (November 14 in Lisbon) and against Sweden (November 17 at SDF). The coach had acted in this way with Kingsley Coman during the last rally by exempting him from the first match against Ukraine (7-1) to finish treating a thigh injury.
It remains that Mbappé should be on time and able to foresee a full recovery. Nothing allows us to confirm it today and this injury after the one contracted in the ankle in July and August, echoes the message of the young attacker on the infernal rates post-Covid delivered last week. “The recovery was difficult physically, but especially mentally, because there was no preparation, he explained. We came back from a final at the end of August, then we went to the selection, other players had the Covid ( Editor’s note: Mbappé himself was sick ). It was special. It is a special year to which we must adapt. But mentally, it’s difficult to recover. In my mind, and many of us are feeling it, this is not a new season. It’s like it’s a continuation of the last season. For me, we are in the 60th game of the season. “Having regard to this new injury, combined with the mental and physical weariness of its star, the PSG will take whatever happens the maximum of precautions.
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