Kylian Mbappe ruled out for game against Bayern Munich
We already had a good idea of what might lie ahead of Kylian Mbappe after he left the pitch on PSG's 1-3 victory against Montpellier on the road. Now, the worst news has finally hit daylight from the club offices: Mbappe has been officially ruled out for the first-leg UCL game against Bayern Munich.
In a note published Thursday after Wednesday's Ligue 1 game, Paris Saint-Germain medical team confirmed the injury suffered by Mbappe will leave the forward on the shelves for "three weeks."
The club has finally determined Mbappe suffered "an injury to the left thigh at the level of the femoral biceps," which they expect will keep Mbappe out of the field for at least the next 20 days.
Assuming everything goes according to plan in terms of the recovery process, Mbappe will miss the games against Toulouse (Feb. 4), Olympique Marseille (Feb. 8), Monaco (Feb. 11), Bayern Munich (Feb. 14), and Lille (Feb. 19).
Mbappe might miss up to six games this month, including one against Bayern Munich
In other words: PSG will have to play for their season without their most impactful player through the remainder of the month and half of the Champions League Round of 16 matchup against Bayern.
The France international and PSG forward left the pitch after not being able to sprint for a few minutes having received a hit close to his left knee minutes before. Mbappe had already missed two penalties in the first minutes of the game before sustaining the injury.
PSG didn't provide an update on Sergio Ramos on yesterday's note, although it is believed he will be recovered and available for the first game against German giants Bayern.
Ramos suffered a concussion prior to sustaining a muscular injury, though, which might be a bigger reason for concern than any physical problem he might be nurturing, whether Ramos and Christophe Galtier want to accept it or not.