Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a sprained ankle from Loic Perrin’s tackle in the Coupe de France final on July 24.
Reports suggest the French World Cup winner now has a good chance of facing Atalanta in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on August 12.
Initially, it was expected that Mbappe would be out of action for about three week, which would take him to August 14, but with latest development, the Frenchman could feature in one of PSG’s most important matches in recent years.
Kylian Mbappe has been subbed off with an apparent injury following a tackle which saw Saint-Etienne captain Loic Perrin sent off.
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“There’s a 90 percent chance that he is there,” Mbappe’s close pal told L’Equipe.
The 21-year-old is responding very well to treatment, so the ‘miracle’ that Thomas Tuchel asked for is close to being fulfilled.
This coming week will be very important for Mbappe as he should have his first contact back on the pitch to see how his ankle responds.
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First with continuous running, then next weekend with the ball.
Hopefully, if everything goes well, the Frenchman would then be able to gradually join the rest of PSG squad members as they prepare to battle the Serie A side.