Neymar In Tears And Injury Doubt For Man Utd Clash After Suffering Metatarsal Injury

Paris Saint-Germain ace Neymar was in tears on Wednesday night as he left the pitch with a metatarsal injury.

The 26-year-old lasted just over an hour in the Coupe de France clash against Strasbourg and could miss next month’s Champions League tie against Manchester United.

Earlier on in the match, the Brazilian had been on the receiving end of a heavy challenge from Anthony Goncalves.

And after getting the ball down the left flank, Neymar  held up his hand to signal boss Thomas Tuchel off his injury, before walking off down the tunnel.

Television cameras showed the former Santos magician wiping his face with his right arm, before being consoled by a member of Les Parisiens’  coaching staff.

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel confirmed the Brazilian star was in hospital and the injury could be serious.

Tuchel said: “No, I did not talk to Neymar [after the game] because he’s in the hospital.

“Yes, I’m worried. It’s always complicated.It’s the same foot and the same metatarsal [as the previous injury in early 2018].”

PSG later confirmed Neymar had re-injured the same bone in his foot that he did last year, but didn’t say it was broken.

Tuchel will now be sweating over his fitness of his star man with the clash against the Red Devils on the horizon.

Midfield stalwart Marco Verratti is already on the sidelines as he nurses his own ankle injury after picking up the knock against Guingamp last time out.

PSG face United  in their first leg of their last-16 encounter on February 12 at Old Trafford.

Neymar has been in stunning form this season for the Ligue 1 leaders having scored 20 goals and made ten assists.


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