Kylian Mbappe: Why the French star will skip surgery after nose fracture at EURO 2024

Kylian Mbappe: Why the French star will skip surgery after nose fracture at EURO 2024

Festus Chuma 13:00 - 18.06.2024

Fans are relieved as Kylian Mbappe's recovery plan is set following an injury during France's EURO 2024 opening match.

The French Football Federation (FFF) has announced a significant decision regarding Kylian Mbappe who suffered a broken nose in France’s opening match against Austria.

Despite the painful injury, the federation has confirmed that the striker will not require surgery.

France secured a narrow 1-0 victory. but the celebration was marred by Mbappe’s injury, which occurred late in the game.

The incident happened when Mbappe, going up for an aerial challenge, collided with the shoulder of Austrian defender Kevin Danso.

The 25-year-old was quickly taken to a hospital, where doctors diagnosed him with a nose fracture.

"The captain of France was treated first by the medical staff and Dr. Franck Le Gall, who diagnosed him with a nose fracture," stated the FFF in an official release.

"Mbappe 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."

This decision to avoid surgery and opt for a protective mask suggests a speedy return for France's captain, much to the relief of fans and teammates alike.

Despite the setback, Mbappe displayed his characteristic positivity, engaging with his social media followers by humorously asking for mask suggestions.

This lighthearted interaction comes years after a prank involving a Ninja Turtle mask by his former PSG teammate Thiago Silva.

As the French team, led by Didier Deschamps, prepares for their next Group D game against the Netherlands, the availability of their key player remains pivotal.

The upcoming match, scheduled for Friday night, is crucial for Les Bleus as they aim to build on their victorious start and navigate through the competitive tournament.

Mbappe’s resilience and the team's adaptation to his temporary absence will be key factors as France continues its quest in EURO 2024.

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