The French striker was originally predicted to miss the Champions League match after limping off in the Ligue 1 match on February 2 in Montpellier.
Before Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 first leg match against Bayern Munich, there were many raised eyebrows in the media as Kylian Mbappé trained with the Paris Saint-Germain first team squad on Monday morning. The French striker was originally predicted to miss at least three weeks after leaving the previous Ligue 1 game against Montpellier on February 2 with a limp.
The PSG front exercised regularly among the rest of the team, and his presence has given Parisian supporters optimism that the striker would participate in Tuesday’s match against Bayern, if not as a starter.
Mbappé participated in a “keep ball” rondo session alongside Lionel Messi, Neymar, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Marco Verratti, Achraf Hakimi, and Marquinhos at the beginning of Monday’s training, which was accessible to the media for the first 15 minutes.
Coach Christophe Galtier expressed doubt on Saturday when asked whether Mbappé will perhaps return earlier than expected: “I don’t believe so. He is adhering to his exercise regimen. He had had a muscular injury. We won’t take even the slightest chance with Kylian.