It’s bad news for Paris Saint-Germain as it has been confirmed that Neymar will face a month on the sidelines with a foot and ankle injury. This rules him out of his side’s Champions League test against Real Madrid.
The Brazilian was a late casualty in Sunday’s Ligue 1 clash with Marseille, in which the French leaders ran out 3-0 winners. Neymar was left in tears after tangling with Marseille’s Bouna Sarr, with all signs pointing toward a damaged ankle. While preliminary tests ruled out a fracture or serious sprain in the joint on Sunday evening, subsequent examinations revealed he has fractured a metatarsal bone in his foot.
“Complementary examinations performed (ultrasound and CT) confirmed an external sprain of the right ankle but also the associated existence of a fracture in the fifth metatarsal,” a statement released by PSG on Monday confirmed.
No return date confirmed
PSG did not provide a timeline for Neymar’s return, but the injury typically requires a minimum of one month on the sidelines, essentially confirming he will not be able to take part in PSG’s bid for Champions League revenge against the Blancos.
Unai Emery’s men trail 3-1 from the first leg of their last 16 clash, despite taking the lead at the Santiago Bernabeu through Adrien Rabiot’s early goal.