Paris Saint-Germain is very anxious over the severity of Neymar Jr.’s injury after the Brazilian superstar was stretchered off during their Ligue 1 game against Lyon, as cameras revealed the Brazilian clutching at his left ankle after a heavy challenge from Lyon’s Thiago Mendes, who was laid off after the brutality.
It appears Neymar Jr.’s ankle got twisted awkwardly under Mendes’ body, so he had to be stretchered off the field in sure distress in the dying embers of PSG’s 1-0 defeat at home to Lyon.
However, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel said Neymar would have to run tests to be able to ascertain how serious the injury was.
“He’s with the physio and the doctors and we have to wait for the tests tomorrow Monday,” Tuchel told French broadcaster Telefoot.
Neymar’s unfortunate injury added to an awful evening for the reigning French champions as it suffered a shocking defeat to Lyon at home.
Tino Kadewere of Lyon scored the only goal of the match for his side during the first half battle as PSG move downward to third in the table, one point behind leaders Lille and second-placed Lyon.
The three clubs will play on Wednesday, with PSG at home to Lorient. Neymar’s injury at this time is what PSG wish it never happened with the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League taking place on Monday.
Neymar hattrick during PSG game with Istanbul Basaksehir last Wednesday helped PSG top its group ahead of RB Leipzig and Manchester United.