Paris Saint Germain star Neymar is confirmed to be missing out on the Champions League last 16 second leg against Real Madrid after he suffered a cracked metatarsal in their match against Marseille at the weekend. The player appeared to badly twist his ankle and there was doubt as to how bad the injury was.
After scans, it has now been determined that there was a sprain to the ankle and a fracture to his fifth metatarsal. PSG won their game against Marseille but they paid the price, with the Brazil superstar being stretchered off. He knew he may be in trouble as well, as he was visibly in tears on his way off the pitch.
A statement released by PSG said:
“Complementary examinations performed today (ultrasound and CT) confirmed an external sprain of the right ankle but also the associated existence of a fracture in the fifth metatarsal,”
Neymar Linked With Real
He has avoided a really serious injury, but the key news for Real Madrid fans is that he will definitely miss the match against Los Blancos. It is unfortunate that any player will miss a game, but it is a boost for Real in a tie that they are already in full control of, after the 3-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg.
Of course ever since he signed for PSG, Neymar has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and many believe Zinedine Zidane’s side could make a bid for the player in the summer.
Florentino Perez is said to be a big fan of Neymar and would be willing to pay a huge fee in order to secure the player’s services. Some reports suggest Neymar would be interested in the move too, and it may happen. A lot will depend on the World Cup too, as Neymar will look to lead Brazil to a famous victory.