Neymar out for up to eight weeks with an ankle injury

Paris: French Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain said Monday in a statement that Brazilian striker Neymar will be out six to eight weeks after spraining his ankle during his host Saint-Etienne’s 3-1 win over ten players on Sunday. . The 29-year-old’s ankle sprained in the closing seconds of the game after he hit the leg of Saint Etienne defender Yvan Massu, causing him to scream in pain before being taken off the pitch. in stretcher. Neymar appeared in a post-game photo as he left Jeffrey Gichard Stadium on crutches. The statement added: “I test which took place last night confirmed that Neymar Jr. suffered from a sprained left ankle with ligament injuries. He is expected to be absent from the team for six to eight weeks. Paris Saint-Germain added that his injury will be re-evaluated within 72 hours. Neymar said in earlier on his account on the Instagram application that these setbacks are part of the athlete’s life and vowed to “come back better and stronger”. And Lionel Messi created the three goals for Saint-Germain, to increase the team’s advantage in championship of 12 points over its closest competitors. (Reuters)

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