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PSG star Neymar suffers horrific injury against Lyon

Neymar injury, Football Express

Paris Saint-Germain lost 0-1 to Olympique Lyonnais at the Parc des Princes on Sunday. Along with the game, PSG also lost Neymar to a serious injury.

This match was one that would decide who would top the league after Gameweek-14. Before the match, PSG was on top with their rivals only 2 points behind.

Post-match, PSG drop to 3rd with Lyon climbing ahead of them with the win and only a point separating them.

Lyon had taken the lead as early in the 35th minute. The hosts were trailing and were pushing for an equalizer. In the 6th minute of the added time, Thiago Mendes made a slide tackle in an attempt to regain the ball but caught straight into Neymar’s ankle.

Neymar’ extent of injury unknown:

Neymar was seen crumpling and crying after the nasty tackle.

Mendes was sent-off after the official reviewed the tackle whilst Neymar was receiving treatment. Eventually, he was stretched out after failing to stand on his feet.

The extent of Neymar’s injury is not known yet, as the scan results are yet to be declared. Neymar has a history of foot and especially ankle injuries in the past since he joined PSG in 2017.

“Medical exams tomorrow morning for @neymarjr. The 1st post-match observations would favour a big sprain of the left ankle. The examinations will confirm tomorrow after the 1st diagnosis.”

– French journalist Olivier Tallaron

If as the journalist said, the injury is only a sprain, PSG can breathe a sigh of relief. But if what everyone fears happen, then we can only wish for his speedy recovery.

PSG will be facing Barcelona in the most exciting fixture of the Champions League round of 16. Neymar will be hoping for positive results and to get fit in time to face his former club and have a happy reunion with Lionel Messi.

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