Paris Saint-Germain have been given some good news and bad news when it comes to star Kylian Mbappe and his ankle injury. When Mbappe first went down last week, fans feared the worst as he left the pitch in tears clearly in incredible pain.
However, it's since been announced the Frenchman only suffered a 'serious' sprained ankle and there's no ligament damage. That's the good news, as it's not expected to be a long-term injury.
Unfortunately for PSG, Mbappe has been ruled out for at least three weeks, which means he'll miss the team's Champions League quarterfinal showdown against Atalanta on August 12.
PSG have confirmed that Kylian Mbappe will miss three weeks through injury.— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 27, 2020
They face Atalanta in 16 days. pic.twitter.com/qmdaGnE0MI
The 21-year-old Mbappe is one of the best strikers in the world. Any time he's not on the pitch for PSG is a major blow for the team. However, the Parisian giants are considered favorites for their showdown against Atalanta.
With this being the case, it would be absolutely foolish for PSG to try and rush Mbappe back. The smart thing would be to let his ankle heal and get as strong as possible for a potential return for the Champions League semifinals, should PSG advance.
Imagine if Mbappe rushed back, and then he hurt himself again and wouldn't be fit to play for the rest of the competition? That would be a complete and total disaster for the team. The coaching staff clearly understands this, which is why they're not going to take any kind of risk of suiting Mbappe up against Atalanta.
For now, Mbappe will continue to work around the clock on his recovery. If PSG does indeed make it to the semifinals, you better believe Mbappe will do everything in his power to make sure he can get himself on the pitch.