Neymar stretchered off with horror injury
PSG will be watching on nervously after Neymar was stretchered off with a horrific-looking injury on Sunday.
Neymar was stretchered off the pitch with only two minutes remaining of PSG’s Ligue 1 clash with Saint-Etienne.
The Brazilian rolled his ankle terribly after being forced off balance by a slide tackle by an opponent. The attacker’s foot moved almost at a right angle, leaving Neymar writhing on the floor in pain.
He was replaced by Eric Ebimbe for the closing minutes of a match that PSG won 3-1.
Denis Bouanga opened the scoring for the hosts but a red card before half time for Thomas Kolodzziejczak proved decisive as PSG fought back with goals from Marquinhos (2) and Angel Di Maria.
Here is video of #Neymar injury.— InjuryMechanisms (@IMechanisms) November 28, 2021
🔹Left ankle inversion. Usual results in lateral ankle sprain. Less common: tendon injury.
🔹Xrays to rule out fractures
🔹Timeframe depends on severity of injury (-ies). Inversions can sometimes look worse than turn out to be. #Ligue1 #ASSEPSG https://t.co/eK9nYcWTRZ
Tests will now be undertaken to see how serious Neymar’s injury is.
According to the outstanding medical twitter account ‘Injury Mechanisms’, injuries of this kind usually result in a lateral ankle sprain but in rare instances the tendon could be damaged.
Neymar will require an X-ray to rule out an ankle fracture.
How many games has Neymar missed due to injury?
This is just the latest injury that Neymar has suffered in a PSG career that has been plagued by physical problems.
Since his world record €222 million move from Barcelona in 2017, Neymar has missed an incredible 91 games for his club due to injury or illness.
The 29-year-old has been heavily criticised for his performances this season, scoring just three goals in 14 games in all competitions.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino has struggled to find a way for Neymar, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe to gel in the same line-up.
This was illustrated during the 2-1 Champions League defeat to Manchester City this week.