Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday, the French Football Federation announced on its website.
Mbappe was on international duty with the French national team over the past week. The FFF announcement mentioned that Mbappe tested negative last Wednesday ahead of France’s UEFA Nations League group stage fixture against Sweden on Saturday. As of late, France has been preparing for its fixture against Croatia on Tuesday but will now be without Mbappe as he has returned home for his mandated self-isolation period.
Per a report from RMC Sport, Mbappe is asymptomatic. At the moment, he is the only French player to have been reported to test positive for the coronavirus.
Not only will Mbappe miss the international fixture against Croatia but he is now ruled out for PSG’s scheduled Ligue 1 opener against RC Lens on Thursday. The fixture is currently scheduled to proceed forward but there may be a possibility that the contest becomes postponed yet again. PSG will be without six other players for the contest due to positive coronavirus tests, including from forwards Neymar and Mauro Icardi.
For now, Mbappe will be in self-isolation for at least a week and will need to test negative for consecutive coronavirus tests before he can even return to training with the team. The Frenchman is sure to use this time to also rehab a slight ankle injury that he suffered in the fixture against Sweden.
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