Neymar Set To Miss ‘Six To Eight Weeks’ Due To Injury
Paris St-Germain forward Neymar will be out for at least six weeks and will miss next Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 second-leg tie against Real Madrid, according to reports.
The world’s most expensive footballer suffered the injury during Sunday’s 3-1 Ligue 1 win over Paris Saint Germain’s arch-rivals Olympique de Marseille and the Brazilian was in tears as he was carried off the pitch at Parc de Princes.
His father said the damage was such that Neymar would definitely miss next week’s Champions League encounter against Real Madrid.
“PSG know that they won’t have Neymar in the next few games and that they won’t have Neymar for the next six weeks at least,” he told ESPN Brasil.
“Because this treatment is going to take six to eight weeks, we know that, whether it is surgery or conventional, it will be six or eight weeks.”
PSG are 14 points clear of second-placed Monaco in the league and on 6 March will host Champions League holders Real Madrid, trailing 3-1 from the first leg.
Neymar who joined PSG for a world record £200m fee from Barcelona last August has scored 28 goals and provided 16 assists this season.