Neymar to miss Manchester United clash
Neymar is a doubt for Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League against Manchester United after sustaining of a metatarsal injury in his right foot during a 2-0 victory over Racing Strasbourg in the French chalice on Wednesday.
The Brazil forward left the pitch about an hour after Strasbourg’s midfielder Moataz Zemzemi attempted to tackle him three times before referee, Johan Hamel, awarded a free-kick. He was taken to hospital for tests, with director Thomas Tuchel admitting he is worried about the forward and blaming the referee for not blowing for a foul sooner.
PSG issued a statement on Thursday morning, confirming the Brazilian had injured the fifth metatarsal on his right foot. The injury appears to be similar to the one he sustained against Marseille in February 2018, which kept him out of their final 15 games of the season, including the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Real Madrid in which they were eliminated 5-2 on aggregate. Neymar did not return to action until playing for Brazil against Austria in a World Cup warm-up match in June.
The statement read: “Initial examinations have revealed a painful recurrence of his injury to the fifth metatarsal of his right foot. The treatment of this injury will depend on how it evolves over the next few days. All options can be envisaged at this time.”