Brazil star Neymar facing World Cup fitness battle after suffering sprained ankle and broken metatarsal in Paris Saint ...

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Brazil star Neymar facing World Cup fitness battle after suffering sprained ankle and broken metatarsal in Paris Saint ...

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed Neymar suffered a sprained ankle and a fractured metatarsal in their win over Marseille.

The Brazilian was stretchered off in tears as strikes from Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani plus an own goal from Rolando gave PSG a 3-0 win at the Parc des Princes.

Former Barcelona frontman Neymar was tracking back behind Bouna Sarr in the second half when his right ankle awkwardly twisted, leaving him in agony on the turf.

And PSG have now confirmed he has broken a metatarsal, almost certainly ruling him out of the Champions League last-16 second leg against Real Madrid.

Brazilian forward Neymar Jr covers his face after being carried off the field
Neymar receives treatment after sustaining the horror injury < /figcaption>

In and ill-tempered game, PSG star Dani Alves was also subject to a horror tackle by Marseille's Lucas Ocampos - who only got a yellow card.

But the durable Brazilian was even able to walk away from challenged - and carried on in the match.

There wasn't such good news for fellow countryman Neymar.

Neymar is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines

The injury is likely to rule the 26-year-old out of Brazil's March friendlies against Russia and Germany.

And it may leave him with a race against time to be ready for the World Cup in Russia this summer.

The news is a devastating blow for the French club, whose season will defined by their success in Europe - with a 14-point lead in Ligue 1 over Monaco.

Source: Google News South Brazil | Netizen 24 Brazil

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