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France fans take note: Christophe Galtier provides Kylian Mbappe injury update


Paris Saint-Germain head coach Christophe Galtier has, on Sunday evening, provided an insight into the wellbeing of star attacker Kylian Mbappe.

For those not aware, hitman Mbappe set alarm bells ringing earlier this afternoon.

This came as PSG made the trip to the Stade du Moustoir, hopeful of extending their advantage at the Ligue 1 summit at the expense of Lorient.

And, when all was said and done, this is precisely what the French champions went on to do, courtesy of goals on the part of Neymar and Danilo Pereira.

As alluded to above, though, amid an otherwise positive afternoon’s work, one major source of concern was also forthcoming for PSG on Sunday.

This came upon Kylian Mbappe being hooked late in the action at the Moustoir, before, alarmingly, making his way straight down the pitch-side tunnel.

Murmurs, in turn, quickly spread surrounding a potential injury for the 23-year-old, just weeks out from the World Cup kicking into gear.

Speaking on the back of his side’s latest three-point haul, Christophe Galtier, in turn, was inevitably drawn on Mbappe’s situation.

PSG’s boss, though, was keen to quell any and all fears, in assuring that France’s star man is simply suffering with a bout of ‘muscle fatigue’:

“There is muscle fatigue but everywhere, it’s not an alert in a very specific area. It’s linked to the string of matches. The playing conditions were complicated, with a difficult field to play on. And a rival also played their luck and caused problems in the second half.”

“But there is no worry. He also came out tired from the game in Turin on Wednesday. It is a very busy schedule . And there may be some fear. Everyone is listening to his body in the run up to the World Cup.”

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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