According to reports from the French club’s medical staff, Neymar did not sustain an ankle fracture during Sunday’s victory by Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) over Lille.
To determine whether he has a ligament injury, further scan findings will need to be awaited by the player and the organisation.
Early in the second half at Parc des Princes, the 31-year-old was taken away on a stretcher after suffering a right ankle injury.
Thanks to Lionel Messi’s magnificent stoppage-time free kick, PSG went on to win 4-3.
Yet, Neymar’s injury raises questions, particularly in light of their matchup with Bayern Munich on March 8 and the second leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 matchup.
Neymar, who assisted Kylian Mbappe’s goal and scored PSG’s second, was said by the club’s head coach, Christophe Galtier, to have sprained his ankle.
PSG has finally acknowledged that.
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To find out if there are any ligament problems, more scans will be needed.
A report from the PSG medical team read: “Victim of a sprained ankle during the match against Lille, Neymar underwent an MRI [on Sunday].
“This did not reveal a fracture. A new ligament assessment will be carried out in 48 hours.”
Meanwhile, Nuno Mendes also went off injured against Lille, with the Portugal international suffering “a small inflammation of the internal ligament of the right knee”, the report added.
The full-back will undergo additional testing in the following days, similar to Neymar, to determine the severity of the injury.