Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe suffered a notable calf injury during France’s recent 2022 World Cup qualifying fixture against Bosnia and Herzegovina. As a result of the injury, the French forward returned early to PSG.
French national team manager Didier Deschamps provided a notable update on Mbappe’s injury during a press conference on Friday (via RMC Sport), although he did not go in-depth on the severity of the forward’s calf issue.
“I will be clear, Kylian felt something at the end of the game,” Deschamps said. “We made examinations, where the term reassuring was used. But reassuring in the sense that it rules out a fiber rupture, where he would be gone for several weeks and more than a month (of absence).
“Beyond that, he had something. It’s an injury that he already had with his club, in May. It’s more or less the same feeling that made him miss the return match against Manchester City [in the Champions League semifinal].
PSG is set for key Ligue 1 fixtures over the month of September along with its opening UEFA Champions League group stage fixtures.
It is currently not known on whether Mbappe will miss any of PSG’s upcoming fixtures due to this new injury. The forward surely will be looking to fully recover from the injury before PSG returns to action following the ongoing September international break.