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Neymar suffers fractured metatarsal, set to miss return fixture vs Real Madrid

Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar is set to miss the Champions League Round of 16 second leg match against Real Madrid with a right ankle sprain and a fractured metatarsal, the club has said.

football Updated: Feb 27, 2018 10:08 IST
Reuters, Paris
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Neymar, who suffered an injury during PSG’s Ligue 1 fixture, will miss the UEFA Champions League match against Real Madrid.(REUTERS)

Paris St-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar suffered a fractured metatarsal and a sprained ankle during Sunday’s Ligue 1 win over their arch-rivals Olympique de Marseille.

The world’s most expensive player was injured while chasing forward Bouna Sarr and was seen crying as he was carried off near the end of the 3-0 win at the Parc de Princes.

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He is set to miss the Champions League last 16 second-leg tie at home to Real Madrid on March 6 with PSG trailing 3-1.

Ligue 1 leaders PSG said on Monday that Neymar had suffered “a sprain of the right ankle and also a fracture of the fifth metatarsal” but did not say how long he would be sidelined.

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Neymar, who joined PSG for 222-million euro ($273.39 million) from Barcelona in the close season, posted a picture of his heavily bandaged ankle on Instagram earlier on Monday.

The Brazilian has scored 28 times and provided 16 assists for PSG this season, although he gave a disappointing display against Real at the Bernabeu two weeks ago.

First Published: Feb 27, 2018 09:41 IST