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BREAKING NEWS: Neymar suffers fractured foot, PSG confirm

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed Neymar suffered a sprained ankle and fractured his fifth metatarsal against Marseille.

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27 Feb 2018, 04:35 IST
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Neymar is a major doubt for Paris Saint-Germain's last-16 Champions League second leg against Real Madrid after the Brazilian suffered a fractured foot.

Reports initially indicated Neymar may have sustained a broken ankle during a 3-0 Ligue 1 win over rivals Marseille on Sunday, the 26-year-old leaving the field in tears as he was carried off on a stretcher.

Neymar landed awkwardly following a challenge with Marseille Bouna Sarr, appearing to roll his right ankle as he planted his foot.

Unai Emery indicated after the match he was optimistic Neymar would recover from what the coach described as a twisted ankle in time to face Madrid on March 6.

But PSG released a statement late on Monday suggesting the Brazilian's ankle injury, combined with a cracked metatarsal, will give him little chance of taking on Madrid.

"Examinations performed today (ultrasound and CT) confirmed an anterior external sprain of the right ankle but also the associated existence of a fissure of the fifth metatarsal," PSG said.

 

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