Paris Saint-Germain surely feared the worst when the club watched as Neymar was stretchered off the pitch during Ligue 1 fixture against Olympique Lyonnais. The Brazilian was on the wrong end of a tackle from Lyon midfielder Thiago Mendes and was shown in clear pain following the challenge.
PSG provided an update on its official website stating that the initial assessment of Neymar’s injury is “reassuring” and that he is expected to undergo new exams in 48 hours.
The Brazilian was shown on Monday leaving the Neuilly-sur-Seine without crutches, which is even more positive news for the club.
Neymar sem muletas e andando normalmente após avaliações clínica no hospital Neuilly-sur-Seine. pic.twitter.com/W0ggNMxqlc
— neymar jr deprê (@neymarjrdepre) December 14, 2020
More so, Neymar did not suffer a fracture in his ankle or any long-term injury. The initial timeline is that the Brazilian could be expected back with the club by early January, according to a report from Le Parisien.
This is an early timeline and the club will have an official diagnosis on his injury within 48 hours, but as the report notes, Neymar could fully recover from his left ankle injury by early January.
Under this timeline, Neymar will miss PSG’s league fixtures against Lorient, Lille and Strasbourg. The club will surely miss Neymar as it currently stands third in the league standings behind Lille and Lyon. But at the least for PSG, the club could see him back in action in time for its return from the mini winter break. PSG will have six fixtures next month, including the Trophee des Champions final against Olympique de Marseille.
PSG will continue to monitor the Brazilian’s injury and provide updates on his status over the upcoming days.
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