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Kylian Mbappe injury: French star undergoes surgery, status vs Netherlands, will he wear a mask?



Kylian Mbappe broke his nose during France's 2024 Euro 2024 victory over Austria and may need surgery, reports say

France captain Kylian Mbappe suffered a broken nose in his team’s victory over Austria at the 2024 European Championship on Monday, which could hamper his ability to represent the national team for the rest of the tournament but would not end his participation.

The French medical team quickly confirmed to domestic broadcaster TF1 that Mbappe’s nose was indeed broken L’Equipe reports this Since the operation was initially expected to take place in the facilities of the University of Düsseldorf, it was decided not to operate on the World Cup winner for the time being.

‘Kylian Mbappe has a broken nose’ the French Football Federation confirmed in a statement published on Monday night via the French press. “He is back in camp with the rest of the squad and will undergo treatment in the coming days without immediate surgery.

“A mask will be constructed so that the number 10 of the French team can consider resuming the competition after a period of treatment,” the FFF added, of which Mbappé later tried to see the positive side by taking to social media to share ideas for mask designs.

France manager Didier Deschamps was brief about his post-match assessment of Mbappe’s injury, but admitted it was one of the low points of the evening.

“Kylian’s nose is not right at all,” says head coach Didier Deschamps told TF1 a few moments after the final whistle. “We’ll see, but this is obviously the biggest negative point of tonight.”

However, he added further details in an interview on Tuesday that was published by Les Bleus social media accounts who confirmed that surgery will eventually be necessary, while the FFF acknowledged this Mbappé “remains unsure” for Friday’s Dutch match before adding that “another update will happen on Wednesday.”

“More tests will take place on Wednesday to see how things evolve,” the French boss said. “It was obviously a big blow and the medical staff did what they could to limit the impact as much as possible.

“Although it won’t be immediate, he will eventually need surgery. He was doing a little better on Tuesday morning, so we’ll keep an eye on that and how he’s doing day to day.”

Mbappe collided with Austrian defender Kevin Danso in the 86th minute and emerged with blood all over his face and jersey, with medical staff quickly determining that his nose was seriously damaged.

Austrian goalkeeper Patrick Pentz urged the medical team to attend to Mbappe shortly after the incident and they worked on the player for several minutes.

Mbappe then attempted to re-enter the field but fell to the ground immediately afterwards and was subsequently substituted in the 90th minute, with veteran striker Olivier Giroud taking his place.

Before his injury, Mbappe played a key role in France’s win, forcing Maximilian Wober’s own goal in the 38th minute to ensure they start the European Championship on a winning note.

Mbappe is still expected to play a big role for France as they look to win the European Championship for the first time since 2000, but even if he is cleared for immediate return by the medical team, he would now face another may encounter a problem when it comes to its availability.

In his attempt to re-enter the match, Mbappe re-entered the pitch without the referee’s permission and picked up a yellow card for doing so. Players will be suspended for one match at the European Championship if they pick up two yellow cards, and bookings will not be carried out. are wiped out until after the quarter-finals.

France resumes Euro 2024 on Friday when they face the Netherlands in Leipzig, with first place in Group D at stake.