Twitter Reacts to Neymar’s Injury Diagnosis

On Monday, Paris Saint-Germain learned the extent of Neymar Jr.’s muscle injury that he sustained in a friendly while on international duty with Brazil. The news wasn’t good.

Early in the match against Nigeria that was being played in Singapore, Neymar came up lame after sprinting across halfway with the ball. He tried to continue for a few minutes after but eventually limped off in the 12th minute to ice his leg.

When Neymar returned to Paris, the medial team was able to diagnosis the injury. Per the club’s official website, Neymar suffered a grade 2 lesion to his left hamstring and the initial estimate puts his return at four weeks. He will be assessed again in eight days but the news means Neymar will miss six games for the reigning French champions, including two UEFA Champions League games and Le Classique.

As with most things Neymar-related, social media lit up when the news came down. Many of my followers, including me, questioned whether Neymar should have been playing in a meaningless friendly, to begin with. PSG’s #10 already made his 100 cap in the previous game against Senegal as reported by the BBC Sport and Brazil wasn’t trying to qualify for a tournament. This was a cash-grab by the Brazil FA and it cost PSG a minimum of six games without a player they’re paying approximately €700,000/week to per SillySeason.com.

Other responses ranged from words of encouragement, sadness, and, of course, jokes about his sister, which you always see in any thread related to Neymar because people on Twitter are awful.

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