Paris Saint-Germain forward has been tested for the viral coronavirus after missing two days of training after suffering an illness following the UEFA Champions League first-leg against Borussia Dortmund.
The player has been tested for the COVID19 as a form of precaution on Tuesday 10th of March, reports French Magazine L’Equipe and he later tests negative.
In a statement, PSG manager Thomas Tuchel confirmed that Mbappe has indeed been absent for training ahead of the crunch Champions League last 16-second leg against Borussia Dortmund in Paris on Wednesday.
“He was sick yesterday and he is sick today with angina and we are trying to maybe have a light practice (with him) this evening,” Tuchel said.
The outbreak of the coronavirus will see the sporting world suffer setbacks as countries push back on major public events to curb the spread of the virus.
The Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte on Monday announced that Seria A has been put on hold indefinitely as the country continues to battle the rise of the coronavirus.
The Coppa Italia final was also postponed untill the end of May.