Thomas Tuchel failed to provide details about the damage done on Kylian Mbappe but did not seem very optimistic about his star’s injury.
Paris Saint-Germain beat Saint-Etienne 1-0 to win the Coupe de France but their triumph was tainted by injury to star player Kylian Mbappe.
With hands on his ankle and agony on his face, Mbappe went to the ground following a reckless challenge by Loic Perrin. Perrin was initially cautioned before being sent-off on the VAR review.
Mbappe then limped off the field. Moments later, he was seen walking on crutches after having suffered a potentially serious ankle injury.
The 21-year old forward’s injury might come off as a huge blow for PSG with the Champions League quarter-finals clash against Atalanta approaching next month.
“I have no news at the moment. Everyone would be worried after seeing the images of the injury. Of course, I’m worried,” Thomas Tuchel told Eurosport [via Goal].
“Yes, we won. In a final, that’s most important. But it’s an expensive victory.
“In the last three matches against Saint Etienne, they always have a red card in the first 30 minutes. And I’m not telling you what is said in the locker room before. And in addition, we are the ones who had three yellow cards.”