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PSG in criris as Mbappe joins Neymar & Icardi on the sidelines

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Kylian Mbappe has been ruled out of the Champions League clash against RB Leipzig on Wednesday due to a hamstring problem.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe contributed in the 3-0 win over Nantes over the weekend but was withdrawn early in the match, prompting fears of injury among the fans.

Thomas Tuchel later played down fitness fears, insisting that his star player’s substitution was rather a precautionary measure due to fatigue.

However, in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Champions League group stage match against RB Leipzig, Tuchel admitted that the World Cup winner was nursing a slight knock.

PSG have now confirmed that Mbappe will play no part in their upcoming game as he nurses an injury in his right thigh.

A statement on the medical report released on the official club website read: “Out of the match against Nantes [last Saturday] with muscle discomfort in the right hamstring, he is not available to travel to Germany and his unavailability will be reassessed in 48 hours.”

Mbappe’s absence means PSG seem rather thin on the attacking front with Neymar and Mauro Icardi also out injured. Neymar could remain sidelined until after the international break with a groin injury while Icardi is also is expected to be out for a similar duration.

Marco Verratti and Julian Draxler are other members of the PSG team who are on the treatment table.