Is it serious doctor ? After a duel with the man named John Egan in the opposing area in the 23rd, Thursday, during France-Ireland (2-0), Olivier Giroud got up, tested his ankle by repositioning himself. However, it didn’t take long for him to sit down on the lawn of the Parc des Princes and remove the shoe from his left foot. Quickly joined by the Blues medical staff, while Marcus Thuram began his warm-up in case, along the sidelines, the Milanese threw in the towel, giving way to the neo-Interist, also author of his first goal for the selection . He came out to the cheers of the Parisian stadium.

“He had a little problem with his ankle and on his shot, it turned. It was too painful for him to continue, unfortunately,” said Didier Deschamps at half-time on TF1, suggesting that the record goal scorer in Blue was instead injured during the action in the 4th minute. “Olivier had a little problem with his ankle on the shot at the start of the match where he was blocked. He’s tough, he grits his teeth but he was limited. There was no point in continuing,” “DD” then confirmed.

Appearing in the mixed zone after the meeting, the main party concerned took stock. “It was just a shock on the astragalus, a bad movement which unfortunately prevented me from continuing the game,” he explained. I did everything to continue but when changing direction, I saw that it was too difficult. So I preferred to stop. As I speak to you, it is rather reassuring. We’re going to do some tests to see, but it should be fine.” Remember that the Tricolores, more than ever at the head of Group B of the Euro qualifiers, challenge Germany in a friendly on Tuesday (9 p.m.) in Dortmund.

To see if Giroud will be there. One thing is certain: this injury is actually not new. “I had received a blow at the end of the season in the Champions League, I have a small weakness at this level. We will work on that. It’s a bit of bad luck, I don’t really know how to explain it. Now I may have to strap the ankle to strengthen it. It’s a bit unlikely because I haven’t had too much pain in the last few weeks… It doesn’t matter, it’s good to have stopped at the right time. I tried to continue, but my ankle said stop. I am rather reassured about my post-match feelings, “he said, he who has been running super since the start of the season with AC Milan. Four goals in three matches.

In Lombardy, we will therefore keep our fingers crossed. Especially since the Champions League is coming, with a duel against Newcastle to start, then Borussia Dortmund and PSG. In the league, the Milanese also and above all face their neighbors and rivals Inter on Saturday September 16 (6 p.m.), during the fourth day. With Giroud?