Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar will reportedly miss the second leg of his side’s UEFA Champions League round-of-16 clash against Real Madrid next Tuesday due to an ankle injury.
Sky Sports News reported on Monday that Neymar is set to be absent for the second-leg meeting after he was stretchered off in Sunday’s 3-0 win over Marseille. It’s expected he will miss three weeks of action, making it highly unlikely Neymar will face Real as things stand, and PSG is sure to miss their summer signing as they look to bounce back from a 3-1 defeat at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg. It’s mentioned in the report that initial fears were that he had broken his ankle, and the Brazilian left the field in tears. However, a three-week wait on the sidelines now looks more likely after he suffered what looks to be a sprain. Replays showed the blow came almost unchallenged as Neymar rolled his ankle on the Parc des Princes turf.