Paris SG star striker Kylian Mbappé, injured in a thigh, is unavailable for an estimated three weeks and will miss the reception of Bayern Munich on February 14 in the eighth leg of the Champions League, his club announced on Thursday.
The PSG N.7 suffers “from a left thigh injury” after Wednesday’s Ligue 1 match in Montpellier (3-1).
He will also miss the round of 16 of the Coupe de France on Wednesday in Marseille, but his unavailability seems compatible with a return for the second leg against Bayern on March 8 in Bavaria.
The absence of the French for the C1 is a great loss for the PSG, as the 24-year-old striker dominates the statistical tables this season: Mbappé is currently at the top of the ranking of scorers in European competition tied with Mohamed Salah (7 goals).
On Wednesday, coach Christophe Galtier was nevertheless reassuring. “It’s a contusion or a hematoma, we don’t know yet. There’s not too much concern,” he said, referring to “a blow behind the knee and on the muscle”.
On Canal + images taken after the meeting, we see Mbappé commenting on his injury in the hallway of the locker room, declaring: “I injured myself on a support, I have too much pain”.
Also released on injury in Montpellier, the Spanish defender Sergio Ramos was to carry out “additional examinations” this Thursday, said PSG.
The Parisian club, still in search of its first crown in the Champions League, the ultimate objective of its Qatari owners, is currently already deprived, in defense, of Presnel Kimpembe and Nordi Mukiele, while Neymar was preserved on Wednesday to recover from “muscle fatigue”.