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Euro 2024 Updates: 3D Printing May Help Kylian Mbappé Make Well Suited Protective Mask

2024.06.20  654 clicks

Written by Abigail    June 20, 2024

Kylian Mbappe Suffered Broken Nose vs. Austria

In a dramatic turn of events during Euro 2024, French football sensation Kylian Mbappé sustained a broken nose in the clash against Austria. The injury occurred following an aerial duel with Austrian defender Kevin Danso, leading to Mbappé’s immediate departure from the pitch with a visibly bloodied nose.

The incident cast a shadow over France’s narrow 1-0 victory, which also marked a significant milestone as the 100th win for the French manager Didier Deschamps. Despite the triumph, concerns over Mbappé’s injury loomed large, especially with the crucial match against the Netherlands, colloquially known as “the Oranje,” on the horizon.

The football world eagerly awaits updates on Mbappé’s recovery and his potential participation in the subsequent matches of Euro 2024. His resilience and the advanced medical response could yet play a pivotal role in France’s journey through the tournament.

Kylian Mbappe Suffered Broken Nose vs. Austria

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Maxillofacial Physiotherapist Said Kylian Mbappe Needs a Well Suited Face Mask

As Kylian Mbappé faces the challenge of a broken nose, the expertise of a maxillofacial physiotherapist becomes pivotal. The specialist has emphasized the importance of a well-suited face mask for the French star's swift and safe return to the pitch.

The physiotherapist, with a deep understanding of facial injuries and their impact on athletes, asserts that a custom-fit mask is not just a protective measure but also a means to ensure Mbappé's performance is not hindered. The mask must align perfectly with the contours of his face, providing both protection and comfort, allowing him to focus entirely on the game.

As the French team prepares for their upcoming games, the creation of this mask is not just about safeguarding an injury but also about instilling confidence in one of football's brightest talents. The ability to play without the fear of aggravating Kylian's injury could be a decisive factor in France's pursuit of glory at Euro 2024.

Kylian Mbappe Needs a Well Suited Face Mask

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Uncertain for the Clash Against the Oranje

In the second match of Group D of the UEFA Euro 2024, France and the Netherlands will meet at the Red Bull Arena on Friday, June 21, at 3:00 pm ET.

The French Football Federation (FFF) has reported that Mbappé underwent medical tests in Düsseldorf, confirming that he will not require surgery. However, his condition post-injury has left his participation in the next match uncertain.

Despite the injury, Mbappé’s spirits remain high, and the medical team is working diligently to fit him with a protective mask that would allow him to play without risking further injury. Former Spain international Cesc Fàbregas, who has experience playing with a protective mask, commented that while the mask is a bit uncomfortable, it does not significantly hinder performance on the field.

The French team, currently in a strong position to qualify for the knockout stage, may opt for caution by resting Mbappé against the Netherlands. This would give the medical staff additional time to ensure the protective mask is perfectly suited for the forward’s needs.

Kylian Mbappe Returns Training

Kylian Mbappé Returned to France Training on Wednesday

Image Source: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Equipment Manufacturer Can Use 3D Printing to Make Custom Fit Face Mask for Kylian Mbappe

As Kylian Mbappé’s need for a protective mask becomes a priority, the potential application of 3D printing technology in creating a custom-fit solution can be closely considered.

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, offers unparalleled precision and customization. It works by layering materials based on a digital model, allowing for complex designs that traditional methods cannot achieve. 3D printing could help develop a mask that perfectly conforms to Mbappé’s facial structure, providing optimal protection and comfort without compromising his performance on the pitch.

The Advantages of 3D Printing:

Customization: The face mask can be tailored to fit the unique contours of the player’s face, ensuring a snug and secure fit.

Speed: Once the design is finalized (manufacturers can use 3D scanning to scan players’ faces), 3D printing can produce masks faster than any traditional manufacturing process.

Material Variety: A range of materials can be used, from flexible polymers to impact-resistant composites, to meet specific needs.

Prototyping: Rapid prototyping allows for quick adjustments and refinements to the mask design based on feedback and testing.

3DSPRO MJF and SLS 3D Printing Solutions

3DSPRO MJF and SLS 3D Printing Solutions

Wishing Kylian Mbappé a full and speedy recovery so he can return to the field with the energy and talent we all admire.

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