Kylian Mbappe has escaped ankle ligament damage but could still be unavailable for Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League campaign..”
The France forward went off injured after just half an hour of the Coupe de France final against Saint-Etienne on Friday.
PSG lifted the cup with a 1-0 win thanks to Neymar’s early penalty, but were left with huge concern after Loic Perrin’s tackle on Mbappe, which earned the Saint-Etienne captain a straight red card.
Mbappe was clearly in distress as he left the pitch, and later reappeared on crutches.
Now, it has been confirmed that he suffered a nasty ankle sprain rather than ligament damage, with the full extent of the injury to be assessed in the next 72 hours.
PSG have the Coupe de la Ligue final to negotiate on July 31, looking to complete a domestic treble before refocusing on August’s revamped Champions League.