Brazil international, Neymar posted a photo on his Instagram page of his ankle in heavy strapping after being taken off on a stretcher in tears during Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-0 win over rivals Marseille on Sunday.
The 26-year-old was carried from the Parc des Princes pitch during the latter stages of the convincing Classique victory.
The world’s most expensive footballer’s ankle made a sudden awkward movement which made the star flop to the ground in pain
There is a feeling of optimism amongst his teammates and the coach that the PSG star will be fit for Champions League.
The Coach Unai Emery’s side will face Real Madrid at home on March 6 in the Champions League last 16 where they need to overturn a 3-1 deficit.
“The first examination in the locker room revealed that it was a twist to the ankle. Now we will do a medical examination to find out what this twist is,” said Emery.
“We will wait for the examination, we will be optimistic. If I had to say today (whether or not he will face Real) I would rather say yes to being optimistic.”
PSG skipper Thiago Silva added: “Neymar already had a swollen ankle. I’m not a doctor, but I don’t think he’ll be available on Wednesday (when PSG face Marseille again in the French Cup). He has to rest.”
This won’t be a welcome sight for Paris Saint-Germain or Brazil fans…
— Omnisport (@OmnisportNews) February 26, 2018