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Neymar Injury Rattles PSG

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.

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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.”

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