WC 2018: Blow for France as Mbappe suffers injury

Kylian Mbappe

The 19-year-old was injured in a training ground incident with the severity of his injury now unknown but the forward had to leave the session.

'I'm fine, it's just a hit so it does not matter but thank you for your posts, ' Mbappe wrote on Twitter.

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

The 19-year-old forward appeared to hurt his left ankle in a tackle from defender Adil Rami during a practice match on Tuesday.

Four days before his World Cup debut, Kylian Mbappe left France's training session limping, after a clash with Adil Rami.


Les Bleus kick off their World Cup campaign against Australia on June 16 in Kazan.

But the Paris-Saint Germain winger later tweeted to say the injury was only a knock, and gave no indication that he could miss France's opener against Australia on Saturday.

Mbappe has been a pivotal player for France over the previous year and has started each of the last seven friendlies, getting three goals and four assists in that time.

But the 19-year-old sensation has provided a promising update and also sent a reassuring message to Rami.

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