Kylian Mbappé In Danger Of Missing Euro After Breaking Nose

Kylian Mbappé may miss the rest of the Euro 2024 group stage, following a severe injury on his nose.

However, France are optimistic about the severity of their captain’s broken nose after early indications suggested he does not require surgery. France will continue to monitor his condition over the next 48 hours.

The French Football Federation are sourcing a tailor-made mask for Mbappé, and while he is expected to miss Friday’s match against the Netherlands in Leipzig, they are upbeat about the forward’s diagnosis. France will meet Poland in Dortmund in their final Group D match next Tuesday.

Mbappé suffered a broken nose after colliding with Kevin Danso’s shoulder in Monday’s 1-0 win over Australia.

Kylian Mbappé being Nursed in a first aid after the nose injury. PHOTO: CURTESY

Mbappé, who was replaced by Olivier Giroud late on, was taken to Düsseldorf hospital and returned to the French base in Paderborn at about 3am on Tuesday.

On Tuesday the FFF president, Philippe Diallo, told a press conference the verdict on Mbappé was “rather reassuring”.

“Concerning his participation in the rest of the tournament, it is a bit premature to decide that. The news coming from the doctors is more positive than not and luckily he doesn’t need surgery which would rule him out completely for the rest of the tournament.” he added.

Mbappé has undergone several tests and the FFF are encouraged by the initial medical reports.

“They have tried to limit the consequences of the impact,” said Diallo.

“It happened last night and there is no immediate surgical intervention right now. We will wait and see during the day [Tuesday]. We will see exactly what happens over the next day or two.” Diallo added.

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