Blow for PSG: Neymar could miss Champions League second leg against Bayern

Neymar could be out for up to a month after suffering an ankle injury on Sunday during PSG’s match against Lille.

Although after the first tests and the subsequent medical report from PSG the news seemed reassuring and pointed to a short period of absence, according to Le Parisien the Brazilian will be out of action for three or four weeks.

This is a tough blow for PSG because it would mean that Neymar would miss the Champions League round of 16 second leg against Bayern Munich, which will be played on March 8 in Munich.

It will be a tough match in which PSG need to overcome the 1-0 defeat they suffered in the first leg in Paris. Not having the influential Neymar makes it a much harder job for Christophe Galtier‘s side.

The same ankle he injured in the World Cup

Neymar, who suffered a sprained ankle during the match against Lille, and underwent an MRI scan. It revealed no fracture. A new assessment of the ligament will be carried out in 48 hours,” said the PSG statement after the match.

Neymar was injured after a tackle by Benjamin Andre. The Lille midfielder kicked the Brazilian in the calf, who sprained his right ankle in the fall. It should be remembered that it is the same ankle that he injured at the World Cup and which forced him to miss two group games.

The match ended 4-3 to PSG against Lille after two late goals from Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi turned the game around.