An update on the fitness of Paris Saint-Germain hitman Kylian Mbappe has surfaced online on Friday, ahead of the club’s meeting with Lens.
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PSG battling on all fronts
Mauricio Pochettino’s men are of course in the midst of an absolutely crucial stretch of the club’s campaign.
The capital giants remain in the thick of the battle for both Ligue 1, and the Champions League.
Their latest endeavours in the latter saw PSG throw away an early advantage to eventually succumb to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City during the week.
Yes, Riyad Mahrez! 🎯
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Through the PSG wall too! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/xVwuBOzD9x
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Pochettino and co., though, simply cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves. This comes with another vital outing to come on Saturday afternoon.
The French champions will play host to Lens, aware that nothing but a 3-point haul will suffice in their bid to hunt down Lille atop the Ligue 1 table.
In turn, it no doubt came as a major source of concern for all associated with PSG when, this evening, word was forthcoming that Kylian Mbappe is set to play no part this weekend.
The 22-year-old has picked up a calf injury, ruling him out of proceedings versus Lens:
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) April 30, 2021
The PSG faithful, as a result, have since been left to sweat over Mbappe’s availability for next week.
The Parisians are set to make the trip to Manchester on Tuesday, hopeful of overturning their first-leg deficit, to book a spot in the Champions League final for the 2nd year running.
Subsequent updates, though, suggest that fans of the Ligue 1 champions can rest easy.
Mbappe, according to reports, has not picked up any kind of tear, but is instead simply suffering from muscle contractures in his calf.
In turn, he will be tended to by physiotherapists over the weekend, before returning to feature from the off at the Etihad in four days’ time.
Pas d’inquiétude pour @KMbappe . Une contracture n’est pas une déchirure. Ce n’est pas visible à l’imagerie. Le muscle est dur, douloureux. Repos + massage. Sauf coupe dur, Mbappe sera opérationnel mardi prochain à Manchester m’assure un médecin du sport. #PSGRCL
— C. de La Morinerie (@Morinerie) April 30, 2021