Neymar left the field on a stretcher on Sunday during the PSG-Lille match.

Neymar left the field on a stretcher on Sunday during the PSG-Lille match. — Just Pictures/Sipa USA/SIPA

Brazilian PSG striker Neymar, released on a stretcher on Sunday in L1 against Lille, suffers from a sprained ankle with “ligament damage”, the capital club announced on Tuesday, two weeks old. of the round of 16 second leg of the Champions League against Bayern Munich.

The player is already forfeited for the shock of the 25th day of Ligue 1 in Marseille, Sunday. “New examinations taken today confirm a sprained ankle for Neymar Jr, with ligament damage. A new point will be made at the beginning of next week, ”said PSG in a press release.

The horizon darkens for the next game against Bayern

Even if the club does not mention a period of unavailability, the medical diagnosis of this Tuesday is not very good news in view of the trip to Bavaria in C1, on March 8, while the Parisians, in large difficulty since the beginning of the year, are in the midst of a crisis and must absolutely react after their 1-0 defeat in the first leg, on February 14, at home.

This injury to Neymar brings back bad memories for PSG, which has already been deprived of the Brazilian in the past for high-stakes matches in C1. He had thus injured his foot before a round of 16 return of the Champions League against Real Madrid in 2018. In 2019, “Ney” had missed the 1/8 of C1 against Manchester United and in 2021, he was injured again, in the left adductor, before a duel against his former club, FC Barcelona, ​​​​still in the eighth.

The only good news for PSG in view of the big deadlines to come: Portuguese defender Nuno Mendes, injured in the knee against Lille on Sunday, “will resume training this week”, according to the club.

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