Paris. Kylian Mbappe has been ruled out for three weeks with a strained left thigh and will miss PSG’s first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie against Bayern Munich.

Mbappe was injured against Montpellier on Wednesday and limped off the pitch. Cameras caught him rubbing the back of his thigh as he walked to the dressing room.

PSG said in a statement on Thursday that tests carried out showed he had a torn hip.

The injury comes at an inauspicious time for the team, which is entering a busy month. PSG will play arch-rivals Marseille away in the French Cup and the Championship, as well as the first leg at home to Bayern Munich on February 14. They also face fourth-placed Monaco in the league.

Mbappe should be ready for the match against second-placed Marseille on February 26. The return match with Bayern will take place on March 8.

His injury also raises questions about his latest workload. Mbappe played and scored for PSG just 10 days after playing in the World Cup final against France on December 18, becoming only the second player in history to score a hat-trick in a final.

PSG coach Christophe Galtier has selected him to face Strasbourg on December 28 and Lens on January 1. Mbappe agreed with the decision and said he wanted to play both games.