Thigh damage may sideline Neymar till worldwide break


Neymar will miss three Paris Saint-Germain matches after injuring a thigh muscle in opposition to Basaksehir within the Champions League, a French radio community reported on its web site on Thursday.

Neymar got here off after 25 minutes in Istanbul on Wednesday. PSG went on to win 2-0.

“The Brazilian, who had tried to play on earlier than asking to be substituted, underwent an MRI scan that exposed a tear to the adductor,” the RMC Sport web site stated. 

PSG’s subsequent three video games are a Ligue 1 match in Nantes on Saturday, adopted by dwelling video games in opposition to RB Leipzig within the Champions League on Wednesday and Rennes in Ligue 1 on November 7. 

That recreation is adopted by a global break when Brazil are as a result of face Venezuela and Uruguay in World Cup qualifying.

“No indication has but been given of his participation within the Brazilian nationwide group’s gathering,” RMC Sport stated. 

PSG coach Thomas Tuchel was already coping with a full infirmary, with Marco Verratti, Mauro Icardi, Leandro Paredes, Julian Draxler and Juan Bernat all damage. 

After lacking the beginning of the season as a result of Covid-19 after which two extra video games following his crimson card in opposition to Marseille, Neymar has scored twice and had 4 assists this season. 

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