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PSG: Mbappé racing the Champions League clock

Publish on 26/07/2020 at 12:00

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PSG have announced that superstar striker Kylian Mbappé suffered an ankle sprain in the 1-0 Coupe de France final win over Saint-Etienne and is in doubt for the crunch Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta on 12 August.

Injured in a horror tackle by Saint-Etienne captain Loïc Perrin (who received his marching orders for the challenge) that somewhat overshadowed the capital club's clinching a third title of the 2019-20 season, Kylian Mbappé will without a doubt miss Friday's Coupe de la Ligue BKT final against Lyon.

PSG have announced that further examinations on their prodigy revealed a "right ankle sprain with a significant lesion to the external lateral compartment". The player's condition will be reassessed in 72 hours "from a clinical and imaging point of view".

Uncertain for Atalanta

This diagnosis - which did not specify a duration of unavailability - is a heavy blow for PSG, who have the Champions League Final 8 in Lisbon looming on August 12. The 21-year-old striker's availability for a place against Atalanta is highly uncertain, although his chances would necessarily be better to be fit for an eventual next match against the winner of RB Leipzig and Atlético Madrid on August 19 should Paris Saint-Germain break a 25-year hoodoo and make it to the Champions League semi-finals.

Kehrer a chance for Coupe de la Ligue BKT final

Thilo Kehrer, who also came off the bench during the match against Les Verts, is suffering from a "bone contusion of the hip". PSG have announced a 4-5 day unavailability for the German defender. However, fellow defenders Abdou Diallo - who underwent surgery for a herniated disc at the beginning of June - and Juan Bernat will be back in training with the group on Monday.