Christopher Nkunku has been ruled out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup after he sustained an injury in France training.
The RB Leipzig star limped out of Les Bleus’ session at their Clairefontaine base after being on the end of a late challenge.
Training footage obtained by French outlet RMC Sport appears to show Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga inadvertently catching Nkunku late in a 50-50 tackle.
The attacker immediately showed his discomfort, sitting on the ground and shaking his hand at the pain.
Nkunku appeared to be caught on the ankle by the late challenge.
He was initially said to be confident that he would still be able to make the trip to Qatar.
But, following medical tests, France have confirmed that Nkunku will miss the tournament.
In a short statement, they wrote: “Injured in training, Christopher Nkunku must give up participating in the World Cup.
“The whole group shares Christopher’s sadness and wishes him a speedy recovery.”