Kylian Mbappe ruled out of Bayern Munich first leg through injury
By Tom Gott
Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that Kylian Mbappe is expected to miss three weeks with the thigh injury he picked up against Montpellier on Wednesday.
The superstar forward had a day to forget as he missed a penalty, then failed to convert a re-take, before limping off the pitch after just 21 minutes.
After the game, manager Christophe Galtier suggested he did not believe Mbappe's injury was 'anything to worry about', but the club have now confirmed just how long they expect to be without the forward.
"After examinations, Kylian Mbappé suffers from a lesion of the left thigh at the level of the femoral biceps," a statement read. "His duration of unavailability is estimated at three weeks."
For PSG, it means they will have to cope without Mbappe for a number of high-profile games, including the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash with Bayern Munich on February 14 at the Parc des Princes.
Ligue 1 games against Toulouse, Monaco and Lille will also come too soon for Mbappe, who may be eyeing Le Classique against Marseille on February 26 for his return.
Before then, however, Mbappe will also miss a Coupe de France meeting with fierce rivals Marseille on February 8.
Elsewhere, Neymar also missed the Montpellier game with muscle fatigue, but Galtier will expect to have the Brazilian available for the big games coming up in the coming weeks.