On the nature of Neymar’s injury and the length of his absence…


French club Paris Saint-Germain announced, in an official statement, that its Brazilian star Neymar, 29, suffers from a sprain in the ankle of his left foot.

The Paris club explained that “the tests conducted last night confirm that Neymar suffers from a sprained left ankle with a ligamentous injury. It is expected that he will be absent for a period ranging from 6 to 8 weeks.” He added, “The evolution of his injury will be evaluated during the next 72 hours.”

Neymar suffered a severe injury to the left ankle after an intervention by a Saint-Etienne defender in the 87th minute of the match (3-1) in the fifteenth stage, and the Brazilian international went out on a stretcher.

It is expected that Neymar will be ready for the Champions League final with Paris Saint-Germain in mid-February.


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