Kylian Mbappe breaks silence on injury scare ahead of World Cup

  • Kylian Mbappe breaks silence on injury scare ahead of World Cup

Kylian Mbappe breaks silence on injury scare ahead of World Cup

The Paris Saint Germain youngster fell on the ground after a tackle by the Marseille defender and was holding his ankle before heading off for treatment.

Despite his youth, Mbappe flew to Russian Federation on Monday as one of the tournament's most recognisable figures and was expected to play a key role in France's bid to win their second World Cup.

Mbappe eased fears of a serious injury, posting on social media: "I'm fine, it was just a knock, so not serious".

"And leave my friend [Adil Rami] alone, it wasn't nasty".

Coach Bert van Marwijk runs the show during a training drill
Coach Bert van Marwijk runs the show during a training drill

Kylian Mbappe has assured France fans he is "fine" after being forced to leave their first World Cup training session in Russian Federation after a blow to the ankle in a clash with team-mate Adil Rami.

Earlier this week, Mbappe played down another "knock" he received in Les Bleus' 1-1 draw with the United States in their final World Cup warm-up on Saturday, while coach Didier Deschamps spoke out in defence of goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris following his error in Lyon.

While France's first 2018 World Cup match against Australia is set to kick off on Saturday, nothing has been announced yet regarding the severity of the injury.

The 19-year-old star enjoyed an excellent debut season at PSG, scoring 21 times and setting up 16 in 46 games in all competitions.