Brazil's Neymar suffers a grade 2 lesion in the left femoral biceps, so he will be about four weeks away from the pitch , Paris Saint-Germain said Monday. The player was subjected to an MRI this afternoon that revealed that injury, which occurred in the friendly that played last Sunday against Nigeria in Singapore, so he had to leave the pitch at 12 minutes.
In eight days the condition of the most expensive player's injury of all time will be reviewed, although "the period necessary for his return to the competition is evaluated in 4 weeks according to his evolution," the French club said in a statement.
If confirmed that loss, the player will miss two days of the Champions League, both against Bruges, the first leg next day in Belgium and two weeks later the return in the Park of the Princes. Neymar was already absent from the first two duels of the maximum European competition, against Real Madrid and against Galatasaray, both for the penalty imposed after the criticisms thrown at the referees last season.
The injuries have deprived the PSG of its most expensive player, for which two years ago he paid 222 million euros to Barcelona, at several key moments of the season. In the decisive stretch of the two seasons he has played in Paris, Neymar has suffered a problem in the fifth metatarsal of the right foot that prevented him from helping his team to advance in the continental competition.
The Brazilian starred in the transfer market this summer, showing his intention to leave the French club , but the high economic pretensions of the Qatari owners of the PSG prevented his departure.
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