The medical review of Neymar, that he left the pitch on a stretcher on Sunday in a match against Lyon after a severe blow to his left ankle, was “reassuring,” Paris Saint-Germain announced on Monday.
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“The clinical and radiological examination of Neymar Jr, after the mechanism of the left ankle sprain that occurred last night, is reassuring. In 48 hours a new balance and new reviews will be carried out,” the club detailed in a medical balance.
Neymar, whose time out has not been estimated, could miss next Sunday’s game against the current leader of France, Lille.
The Brazilian star suffered an ugly tackle from his compatriot Thiago Mendes at the end of the game on Sunday during PSG’s defeat in Ligue 1 against Lyon (1-0).
Mendes, sent off by the referee, publicly apologized to Neymar for his action this Monday morning. “Mistakes are made. But I am here to sincerely apologize to Neymar,” he wrote on Instagram.
Neymar’s father showed his anger on the same social network after his son’s injury. “Until when? Why is it not sanctioned from the beginning, from the first foul, why wait for the 7th, the 8th, the 9th?”, He protested, lamenting the number of fouls received by ‘Ney’.
It is Neymar’s third absence for medical reasons this season, after testing positive for coronavirus on his return from competition and having adductor pain at the end of November.
For now, his presence against Barcelona is not in doubt and he could be part of the great game of the knockout stage of the Champions League.