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Update on Kylian Mbappe’s Injury Ahead of Game 2 vs Netherlands

Mbappe guided Les Bleus to a 1-0 victory over Austria in their tournament opener in Germany, but he left the field bloodied(nose) after a collision with the shoulder of Austrian defender Kevin Danso.

Medical tests were conducted and fortunately dispelled concerns that the future Real Madrid superstar’s tournament might be over. Instead, the bone was reset, and Mbappe hopes to return to playing as soon as possible.

After the game, France’s head coach Didier Deschamps confirmed the injury, saying,

“Yes, Kylian Mbappé has probably broken his nose.”

Given this situation, Mbappe is expected to wear a mask for the remainder of the tournament. He was discharged from the hospital after the diagnosis confirmed the fracture.

Despite initial suggestions of surgery, Mbappe will not undergo any surgical procedures for now. The plan for managing him in the next two games remains undecided.

The French Football Federation issued a statement following Mbappe’s discharge from the hospital:

“Kylian Mbappé returns to the base camp of the French national team.Kylian Mbappé suffered a broken nose during the second part of the Austria-France held this Monday in Düsseldorf. The captain of France was treated first by the medical staff and Dr. Franck Le Gall, who diagnosed him with a nose fracture. Mbappé will receive treatment in the next few days, but he will not undergo surgery in the immediate future. A mask will be made for him so that the number 10 of the French national team can prepare for his return to the competition after a period dedicated to treatment.”

Despite having 12 World Cup goals to his name, Mbappe has yet to score in the Euros. He has played in five matches in the tournament so far, with the previous edition ending in a disappointing quarter-final loss to Switzerland.

Next, France is set to face Memphis Depay’s Netherlands before concluding the group stage against Poland.

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