Neymar was sprained after a horrific ankle injury
PSG star Neymar may face a lengthy spell on the sidelines after being forced to retire late in a Ligue 1 match.
A little about the topic
The Brazilian was sprained after a horror ankle injury in Sunday’s clash with Saint-Etienne. Paris Saint-Germain extended its lead at the top of Ligue 1 with a 3-1 victory at Saint-Etienne, thanks to a tie from Marquinhos and the efforts of Di Maria. However, the competition was overshadowed by Neymar’s severe injury, who could now face a prolonged spell on the sidelines.
What did Neymar say?
Neymar writhed in agony after his ankle seemed to give way after a tackle from Saint-Etienne at the end of the second half. Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain teammates are clearly concerned that the Paris Saint-Germain medical staff has run on to help the striker leave the pitch, raising concerns about his fitness for the remainder of the season.
The PSG star took to social media after the game to reassure his followers and vowed to come back stronger and better. Neymar wrote that let’s recover, unfortunately, these failures are part of an athlete’s life. According to Neymar, now this is what they have, raise your head, he will come back better and stronger.
Losing Neymar would represent a major loss
Depending on the severity of the injury, the Brazilian may now be in doubt for Paris Saint-Germain’s next Ligue 1 exit against Nantes on Wednesday. If a Neymar teenager eventually requires surgery, he may even be out of service before the new year, but a scan will be required before a definitive prognosis can be made.
The loss of Neymar would represent a major loss for Pochettino, given the prominent role he played in his plans at the start of the season. The Brazilian international’s appearance against Saint-Etienne was 14th in the campaign for Paris Saint-Germain, and he also scored three goals and three assists.