Former France National Team Doctor Believes That Mbappé Will Play Against Atalanta

Over the next two weeks, plenty of Paris Saint-Germain supporters will be monitoring the news wire for updates on Kylian Mbappé’s ankle injury. 

After the match, the PSG forward shared with France’s President Emmanuel Macron that he didn’t feel anything crack. The 21-year-old will undergo an MRI to receive a better assessment of the injured ankle. 

Many will hold their breath for good news that will hopefully allow Mbappé to see some action in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals matchup versus Atalanta BC. 

However, for Edouard Lipka, the former doctor of the France national team, there’s no doubt that Mbappé will be on the pitch versus Atalanta after speaking with France TV Sport

“An MRI is not always reliable when it is done right after an injury. Everything is inflated. It is only after four or five days that we can observe more things,” said Lipka. “If he can walk relatively well during this MRI, it will be a very good sign. They won’t take a risk against Lyon, but he will play against Bergamo in my opinion.”

Lipka’s words are reassuring for supporters who are on the edge of their seats. Furthermore, the doctor lays out the potential schedule and treatment for Mbappé’s recovery. Perhaps it’s not 100-percent accurate, but it should provide insight on when to expect some updates on the injury.

“The staff will let him rest for 4-5 days. They will take care of it every day to drain the edema. With ice and pain relievers, the pain will decrease day by day. He’ll probably keep his foot off the ground when he goes to sleep,” said Lipka.

“It is on the tenth day that we should put it back on the ground, first by running it in a straight line, then crossover to see if the ankle supports the changes of direction. If he supports them, he will then have to test his sensations with the ball, see if it hurts. Even if there is still a small edema, it is not very serious. Strapped he will be able to play.”

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