Kylian Mbappe is expected to be out for “a few days” in the Euros after sustaining an injury in France’s opening match on Monday night.

The 25-year-old star was forced off with the brutal injury during the latter stages of Les Bleus’ 1-0 victory over Austria in their opening group game of the tournament.

The lengthy delay that followed saw Mbappé being stretchered off the field, with initial reports suggesting he could be out for the rest of the tournament.

As the team’s leading scorer and key player, his absence will be profoundly felt, even over a few games. The French Football Federation confirmed early Tuesday morning that Mbappé does not need immediate surgery but will require treatment for the next few days.

“This Wednesday there will be more tests to see his evolution. It was a major shock. The medical staff did everything necessary to reduce it as much as possible, after the tests.

“Even if there is not surgery immediately, he will have to do it after the tournament. This morning he was already a little better, so we will see. We will follow it closely every day,” Didier Deschamps clarified regarding Mbappé’s condition.

French outlet L’Equipe reported that the 25-year-old was taken to the hospital immediately after the incident and returned to the team hotel on Monday evening after undergoing various tests. The extent of the injury remains to be fully assessed, but the need for post-tournament surgery is already confirmed.

France is set to face Netherlands on Friday 21 June in their second match of the tournament.

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