Neymar may have suffered a serious injury in PSG’s 3-1 win over AS St Etienne.
After a duel with his opponent Macon, the Brazilian stepped on his long leg in the 84th minute and severely twisted his left ankle. The 29-year-old lay on the grass, his face contorted in pain and after a short break in treatment he was taken from court with a stretcher. Dina Ebembe came for him.
Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar speaks after injury
After the match, Neymar announced Instagram to speak. “It’s time to recover,” wrote the star striker, who left the ring on crutches. “Unfortunately, setbacks are part of an athlete’s life. I will come back better and stronger.”
It remains unclear if and for how long PSG should part with Neymar. “At the moment there is nothing to say. He was in pain. Tomorrow he will be examined and then we will know more,” Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino said after the match.
According to the information received from Goal And Spox Neymar will be out for at least six weeks, and thus until the short winter break. Official confirmation from the association is still pending.
Paris Saint-Germain: Lionel Messi paves the way with an assistant hat-trick
With Neymar still on the field, the Parisians trailed 1-0 after a goal from Denis Bouanga, but they turned the game around after Saint-Etiennes sent Timothy Kolodzijak (45) off. Marquinhos scored a double (45 + 2, 90 + 1) and Angel Di Maria (79) for Paris Saint-Germain. Lionel Messi shined with three assists.
With this, Paris Saint-Germain consolidated its lead in the standings and is now 40 points ahead of Nice (26 points).
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