Paris Saint-Germain look to be edging back towards top form after a mixed start to their Ligue 1 title defence in the 2023/24 season.
Luis Enrique's methods are beginning to bear fruit in Paris, with three league wins from four, and a strong 2-0 Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund to open their European campaign.
PSG have been paired in a very strong looking Group F, alongside Dortmund, AC Milan and Newcastle United, with their chances of European success likely to hinge on the form and fitness of superstar Kylian Mbappe.
However, ahead of a crucial run of games, including a trip to Newcastle on October 4, the France captain has suffered an injury setback.
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PSG fans were immediately put on alert when Mbappe went down in pain after a collision with Marseille defender Leonardo Balerdi early on in their 4-0 El Classique derby win in Paris on September 24th.
Mbappe initially asked to stay on, but after consultation with the PSG medical team, Enrique made the call to substitute him on 32 minutes, to protect a twisted ankle.
Enrique was asked about the latest update on Mbappe in his post match press conference and the former Barcelona boss is confident it is not a major issue.
"It’s not serious, but there was pain," said the Spaniard. "I think it was smarter to come off. It’s a blow, he's fine."
Enrique's comments will be a relief to PSG fans, who had feared a potential ankle sprain, which could rule him out for around six weeks of action, including some key upcoming Champions League matches.
However, Enrique did not give a firm indication on exactly what the injury is, or how long Mbappe could be sidelined for. If itRead on sportingnews.com