Due to a left thigh tear, Kylian Mbappé has been given a three-week absence and will not play in Paris Saint-Germain’s Round of 16 match against Bayern Munich.
Mbappé walked off the field after suffering the injury in the opening period of PSG’s encounter against Montpellier on Wednesday. He was also captured on video caressing the back of his left leg as he made his way to the changing area.
Testing on Thursday revealed a tear in his left thigh, according to a statement from PSG.
The injury occurs as PSG prepares to enter a busy period this month, which is unfortunate. Following their home match against Bayern on February 14, PSG plays both a league and French Cup away match against their fierce rival Marseille.
Additionally, it has a league match against fourth-place Monaco.
Mbappé must hurry if he wants to play against second-place Marseille on February 26. It will take place against Bayern on March 8.
Additionally, his ailment raises concerns about his recent exertion. Mbappé participated in and scored for PSG just ten days after representing France in the World Cup final on December 18, where he became just the second player to record a hat trick.
He was chosen by PSG head coach Christophe Galtier to play Strasbourg on December 28 and Lens on January 1. Mbappé, who wanted to participate in both games, was completely on board with the choice.
In the first half of the game, Ramos’ limping departure in the 32nd minute added to PSG’s injury concerns. Christophe Galtier now has even fewer options to choose from as his team attempts to defeat Bayern and advance to the Champions League quarterfinals.
The first leg is scheduled to take place on February 14 at Parc des Princes, followed by the return match on March 8 at Allianz Arena.