The victory over St-Etienne was won at the expense of PSG‘s Brazilian superstar Neymar. Following the current decision on his ankle injury, the 29-year-old attacker could be out for almost a month.
Cause of the Injury
During PSG’s 3-1 win over Saint-Etienne, the player was injured by a violent tackle from Saint-Etienne with ten minutes left on the clock. As a result of the injury, the world’s most expensive player had to be stretchered off the field.
According to reports from RMC Sport, Neymar was diagnosed with a sprained ankle after the first set of basic testing. The player might spend up to six weeks on the physio’s table, missing the rest of the season.
The Brazilian international will be subjected to more tests soon, and PSG will be hoping for a shorter timetable for his talisman’s absence.
Nature of the Injury
The star’s initial reports from the American Hospital, where he was treated alongside teammates Maxwell and Marquinhos, were positive. Neymar’s ankle was cleared of any fractures or major sprains, and his condition will be monitored for the next 48 hours.
He is anticipated to miss at least a week of activity for PSG, with additional testing to establish the severity of his injury. PSG’s prospects of advancing to the quarter-finals have become even slimmer with their talisman’s position in doubt and only 10 days until the encounter at Parc des Princes, following losing 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on February 14.
After the match, Neymar shared a photo of his ankle in a brace to his Instagram account, writing, “Ended up like this today.”
He did not indicate the problem’s seriousness. After the game, teammates Edinson Cavani and Thiago Silva both spoke out about the issue, expressing their hope that the Brazilian was not gravely wounded. Neymar has 20 goals in 20 Ligue 1 games this season, his first in the French top tier after a world-record summer transfer from Barcelona.