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PSG reveals length of Neymar layoff

PSG's Champions League hopes rocked as club reveals length of Neymar's layoff

January 30, 2019 By Ali M.
This will be good news for their round of 16 opponent Man United, as the Brazilian star is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

The confirmation has finally arrived. PSG and their fans now know how long they will be without Neymar and it's not good news.

The French giant announced on Wednesday that the Brazilian ace will be out for 10 weeks. The reason: the attacker suffered an injury to the fifth right metatarsal during their Coupe de France clash with RC Strasbourg.

Prior to this revelation, many predicted that the Brazilian superstar would miss both legs in their Champions League round of 16 clash against Man United. Confirmation has now arrived and the world's most expensive player will be unavailable for both the February 12 clash at Old Trafford and the March 6th reverse fixture at the Parc des Princes.

"On Tuesday evening Paris Saint-Germain gathered together a group of world-renowned medical experts at the Ooredoo Training Centre to carry out a thorough review of the injury to Neymar Jr.’s right foot, sustained against RC Strasbourg in the Coupe de France round of 16 match on 23 January," a statement on Les Parisiens' official website read.

"After detailed analysis by the specialists, a consensus was reached over a conservative treatment of Neymar Jr.’s injury to the fifth right metatarsal. Informed of this recommendation, Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian international striker agreed with this protocol. As a result, Neymar Jr. is expected to return to the field within ten weeks."

Tuchel's men are cruising in Ligue 1, but this long-term absence of their influential attacker could come as a huge blow. After suffering a similar injury last season which almost ruled him out of the 2018 World Cup, the 26-year-old could miss up to 15 games this time around as well.

This could gravely hurt PSG's quest to win a European title. The French champion showed signs of weakness in the group stage and will thus have to face a back-in-form Red Devils side led by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Should Les Parisiens eliminate the Premier League giant and make the quarter-finals, Neymar could still be unavailable for the last-eight come mid-April.




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