It’s feared Neymar could be missing for up to a month with ankle injury suffered in Paris Saint Germain’s latest Ligue 1 victory on Sunday.
The Brazilian star was carried off in the latter stages of the 3-0 success over rivals Marseille, after he went down unchallenged – with PSG having already used all three substitutes.
There were concerns that the 26-year-old make have broken his ankle in the incident, but the injury is not as serious as first thought.
After undergoing a scan, it’s been revealed that the former Barcelona man has not suffered a break and it’s understood he could be missing for three to four week.
With PSG now 14 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 with 11 games remaining, Neymar’s absence shouldn’t have too big an impact.
But his absence will come as a big blow to Unai Emery, as he prepares for the second leg of their Champions League tie with Real Madrid.
Defending champions Real hold a 3-1 lead after the first leg at the Bernabeu, as they look to secure a place in the quarter-finals for the eighth season in a row.
Neymar is also expected to miss the French Cup encounter with Marseille on Wednesday, as well as Le Championnat fixtures with Troyes (a) and Metz (h)
Reports suggest the PSG medical team have a potential return date as the league match against Angers on March 14.