July 24 (UPI) — Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe suffered an ankle injury in the primary half of his membership’s 1-0 French Cup final win over Saint-Etienne on Friday.
The 21-year-old striker sustained the injury on a harmful sort out from Saint-Etienne captain Loic Perrin in the 26th minute, with Mbappe’s proper ankle twisting awkwardly as he fell to the bottom. The vicious sort out led to a scrum between either side, with gamers shoving one another as Mbappe remained down.
Perrin was despatched off after a video overview, and Mbappe limped towards the tunnel to the locker room and did not return to the match.
League sources advised ESPN that Mbappe will endure scans Friday evening. In response to the outlet, the membership fears the World Cup winner might have suffered ligament harm and would possibly miss the rest of the season.
Mbappe, who was writhing in ache on the sector after the sort out, returned to the sideline through the second half on crutches. He additionally had a brace round his proper ankle.
Mbappe was heard telling France President Emmanuel Macron through the trophy ceremony that his ankle “went crack.” Macron then requested whether or not something was fractured and Mbappe stated: “No, I do not assume so.”
The Ligue 1 champions play Olympique Lyonnais — a match that Mbappe might sit out — in the League Cup final July 31. PSG then has a Champions League quarterfinal matchup in opposition to Atalanta subsequent month.