Paris Saint-Germain’s 4-3 comeback win over Lille OSC on Sunday at the Parc des Princes came at a cost as Neymar Jr. exited the contest after suffering an ankle injury in the second half.
After the capital club came back from a 3-2 deficit with goals from Kylian Mbappe and a stoppage-time game-winner from Lionel Messi, the attention turned to the status of Neymar. Mbappe did provide support to his teammate on an Instagram story post.
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Meanwhile, PSG manager Christophe Galtier did provide an update on Neymar and Nuno Mendes’ health status after two players left the contest with injuries.
“Neymar is suffering from a sprained right ankle,” Galtier told reporters postgame. “He left for tests to find out his seriousness. Nuno Mendes has stretched the internal lateral ligament a little but it does not seem very serious to me.
“For injuries, it is never due to chance. There are always reasons for injuries: the calendar, the sequence of matches. But that complicates things. It is necessary to make the round back, but this Sunday, it is with a victory. It’s more pleasant.”
The question over Neymar will now be if he can be fully fit for the second leg match against Bayern Munich on March 8 at the Allianz Arena. If the 31-year-old cannot go for the game, then the offensive responsibilities will fall on Mbappe and Messi to lead the squad out of the 1-0 hole.