Kylian Mbappe has assured France fans he is ‘fine’ after being forced to leave their first World Cup training session in Russia after a blow to the ankle in a clash with team-mate Adil Rami.

Les Bleus continued preparations for the World Cup at the Glebovets Stadium in Istra on Tuesday, but Didier Deschamps’s session came to a grinding halt when Mbappe went down in apparent agony.

The 18-year-old came off worse in a challenge with defender Rami and stayed down for several minutes, receiving treatment from physios before trudging off the training pitch to have his injury assessed.

Kylian Mbappe has told France fans he is fine after being hurt in training by Adil Rami

Kylian Mbappe has told France fans he is fine after being hurt in training by Adil Rami

Kylian Mbappe has told France fans he is fine after being hurt in training by Adil Rami

Mbappe tweeted to allay fears after pictured emerged of him hurt in France training 

Mbappe tweeted to allay fears after pictured emerged of him hurt in France training 

Mbappe tweeted to allay fears after pictured emerged of him hurt in France training 

Mbappe looked in pain after getting injured during a training session with France on Tuesday

Mbappe looked in pain after getting injured during a training session with France on Tuesday

Mbappe looked in pain after getting injured during a training session with France on Tuesday

The 18-year-old was attended to by a France coach and team-mates after the injury

The 18-year-old was attended to by a France coach and team-mates after the injury

The 18-year-old was attended to by a France coach and team-mates after the injury

The Paris Saint-Germain forward was in some discomfort as his ankle was attended to

The Paris Saint-Germain forward was in some discomfort as his ankle was attended to

The Paris Saint-Germain forward was in some discomfort as his ankle was attended to

‘I’m fine, it’s just a hit so it does not matter but thank you for your posts,’ Mbappe wrote on Twitter.

He left the session without the help of a walking aid, but any damage would have threatened his participation in France’s opening World Cup group game against Australia on Saturday. 

Despite his youth, Mbappe flew to Russia on Monday as one of the tournament’s most recognisable figures and was expected to play a key role in France’s bid to win their second World Cup.

The 1998 winners also face South American side Peru and fellow Europeans Denmark in Group C and they are heavy favourites to progress to the knockout rounds as winners. 

Mbappe scored 13 goals and assisted a further eight in 27 Ligue 1 appearances for PSG last season, his first since sealing a £168million move from Monaco last summer.

Mbappe managed to get to his feet following treatment but was unable to continue training

Mbappe managed to get to his feet following treatment but was unable to continue training

Mbappe managed to get to his feet following treatment but was unable to continue training

Mbappe should be clear for France's first World Cup game with Australia on Saturday

Mbappe should be clear for France's first World Cup game with Australia on Saturday

Mbappe should be clear for France’s first World Cup game with Australia on Saturday

Despite only being 18 years old, Mbappe is one of the illustrious names at this year's event  

Despite only being 18 years old, Mbappe is one of the illustrious names at this year's event  

Despite only being 18 years old, Mbappe is one of the illustrious names at this year’s event  

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