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PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe to MISS Champions League quarter-final clash against Atalanta

PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe to MISS Champions League quarter-final clash against Atalanta with ankle injury set to rule him out for at least three weeks

  • Kylian Mbappe will miss PSG’s Champions League quarter final tie next month 
  • The 21-year-old star had been on the wrong end of a crunching tackle on Friday  
  • The French champions have confirmed Mbappe will be ruled out for three weeks 

PSG star Kylian Mbappe will miss out on the club’s Champions League quarter-final tie with Atalanta due to his ankle injury.

The 21-year-old forward was on the wrong end of a crunching tackle in the Coupe de France victory against Saint-Etienne on Friday, and had been reduced to taking part in the celebrations on crutches.

And the French champions have now confirmed Mbappe will be ruled out for at least three weeks in a major blow ahead of their return to competitive action. 

Kylian Mbappe will miss PSG’s Champions League quarter final clash due to his ankle injury

The starlet was left on crutches after a horror tackle from Saint Etienne defender Loic Perin

The starlet was left on crutches after a horror tackle from Saint Etienne defender Loic Perin

The statement from the club read: ‘As announced after the final of the Coupe de France against Saint-Etienne, Kylian Mbappe was examined on Monday in order to know the severity of his right ankle injury.

‘The examination performed today confirms a sprained ankle with external ligament injury. Following this, the recovery time is estimated at around three weeks.’

The former Monaco prodigy may be available for selection for the latter rounds of the prestigious competition, however, provided PSG can knock out their Italian opponents on August 12.  

Mbappe has scored 30 goals in 34 appearances this season, and found the back of the net five times on the European stage as the Paris giants breezed through the group stage and edged beyond Borussia Dortmund at the next hurdle. 

More to follow. 

Mbappe was reduced to tears as he left the field and will be ruled out for around three weeks

Mbappe was reduced to tears as he left the field and will be ruled out for around three weeks

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