Rashford, Mbappe In Pre-World Cup Injury Scare
Mbappe, 19, hurt his left ankle and went back to the dressing room rather than continuing the session with his teammates according to L’Equipe.
Earlier this week the PSG winger played down the “knock” he received in Les Bleus’ 1-1 draw with the United States in their final World Cup warmup on Saturday, while coach Didier Deschamps spoke out in defence of goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris following his error in Lyon.
Mbappe scored the leveller after being teed up by Stuttgart’s Benjamin Pavard and was nursing a knock by the end of the encounter, which he insisted is nothing to worry about ahead of the trip to Russia.
“Ice packs? No, it is just a knock,” Mbappe said. “I hit the ball poorly and I fell — it is nothing serious. It will be treated, and it will go away.”
Marcus Rashford has handed England an injury scare ahead of the World Cup.
Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate confirmed the Manchester United forward is his only injury concern heading into the tournament, after he picked up a ‘slight knock’ in training on Monday.
Rashford flew out to Russia with the rest of the squad on Tuesday afternoon, and is a doubt for their first World Cup training session on Wednesday.
Speaking after his side landed in Russia, Soutgate confirmed the news.
“Marcus (Rashford) took a slight knock, but nothing too serious, we’ll look at that ahead of tomorrow’s session which is open for everybody to see.”
Rashford starred for England in their preparation for the tournament in Russia, scoring a brilliant long-range effort as they defeated Costa Rica at Elland Road last Thursday.