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Tue, 18 Jun 2024 Football News

Kevin Danso apologizes to Kylian Mbappé after nose break incident

Kevin Danso apologizes to Kylian Mbappé after nose break incident
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Austria's centre-back Kevin Danso (25) found himself unwittingly involved in an incident where Kylian Mbappé sustained a broken nose during a clash between their teams.

The unfortunate collision occurred as Mbappé headed into Danso's shoulder while attacking a corner.

Prompt medical attention was signalled by Austria's goalkeeper, Patrick Pentz, as Mbappé lay on the ground with a bleeding nose.

Subsequently, Mbappé was substituted and taken to hospital for scans, which confirmed a fracture but ruled out the need for surgery, alleviating initial concerns.

Despite the positive diagnosis, there are worries that Mbappé might not return to play until the quarter-final stage of Euro 2024, as reported by RTL France. Such a potential absence would be a significant setback for the French national team.

Following France's 1-0 victory, Danso took to social media to express his regrets over the incident.

"To the French supporters: I deeply regret that Kylian Mbappé was injured in our collision. I wish him a swift recovery and hope to see him back on the field soon," the Lens defender posted.

Austria's next match is against Poland on Friday at the Olympiastadion Berlin.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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