Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar faces a month on the sidelines with a foot and ankle injury, all but ruling 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 today (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.
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.