Nine days after his sprained right ankle in the Coupe de France final, Kylian Mbappé is getting better. Much better, even, as millions of viewers have seen during the presentation of the Coupe de la Ligue trophy on Friday evening at the Stade de France, and the celebration that followed with its partners on the lawn.
The PSG striker, bent in his suit, arrived at the stadium before the meeting without crutches and without limping. And during the penalty shoot-out, he was even seen hopping around like his ankle didn't bother him in the slightest.
Even if the healing of the rupture of the anterior bundle of his external ligament is not yet complete, the 2018 world champion has made, in recent days, a big step towards a cure, if not complete, which allows him in any case to '' consider participating in the quarter-final of the Champions League, against Bergamo, on August 12 in Lisbon (Portugal).
He could even be a holder!
As we indicated the day after his sprain on July 28, there was a chance that he would be recovered in time. And this chance, the 21-year-old striker wanted to play it thoroughly, by multiplying the care and the exercises in recent days at the Camp des Loges as at his home. Attendance that is paying off.
Internally, he would have even confided to certain partners that he now nourishes the firm hope of being ready for the match against Atalanta. This is the meaning of the words of Ander Herrera, the Spanish midfielder, who declared Friday evening after the victory against Lyon (0-0, 6 tab to 5): “We are optimistic for Kylian (Mbappé) . He can walk normally. He's professional and young, he really wants to play. He works every day, morning and evening, for this. "
A tenure, illusory on the weekend of the injury, is no longer totally excluded within the Parisian staff who scrutinize the favorable development of his jewel of the attack. The next stage of his rehabilitation must take place in the coming days at the Parisian training center.
According to our information, Kylian Mbappé should test himself, in the middle of the week, on the lawns of the Camp des Loges during a support and counter support session to see if his ankle holds and if the pain does not bother him too much. An important stage where his feelings and his sensations will guide the rest of the program, and, if all goes well, a recovery with the ball during the camp in Faro (Portugal) from August 8.
"Everyone worked well"
“The club had spoken of 21 days before a recovery but it was above all an estimate, says an ankle specialist. By setting this deadline which more or less ends on the day of the match against Atalanta Bergamo, the medical staff does not put pressure on the player. And if the healing is faster than expected, it can be said that everyone has done a good job. "
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Starting with Kylian Mbappé who now sees the possibility of playing the second quarter-final of the Champions League of his short career, after that won in 2017 with Monaco against Dortmund of a certain Thomas Tuchel.
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