Neymar To Undergo Surgery, Out Of Real Clash

Neymar To Undergo Surgery, Out Of Real Clash

Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar is set to miss the side's second leg last-16 Champions League clash against Real Madrid after being ruled out with an ankle injury.

Neymar hurt his ankle and had to be carried off on a stretcher during PSG's 3-0 win over Marseille on Sunday.

Zinedine Zidane says he is disappointed by the injury sustained by Neymar despite the news coming as a boost to Real Madrid ahead of their Champions League meeting with Paris Saint-Germain.

They however did not indicate how long he would be out.

Neymar, who left Barcelona for a whopping US$280 million transfer fee, has scored 29 goals in 30 games.

Four years ago, Neymar missed the semifinal against Germany with injury and Brazil were thrashed 7-1.

Metatarsal injuries are common in soccer and can sometimes lead to a lengthy absence from the pitch.

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GETTYNeymar PSG star is keen for Philippe Coutinho to replace Kylian Mbappe

PSG is 14 points clear of second-place AS Monaco atop the Ligue 1 standings and could have its fifth title in six years wrapped up well before Neymar's potential return.

With the World Cup on the cards, Neymar shouldn't be rushed into action.

"We will see how he progresses before making a decision, and that will be made with the player himself".

However, it seems Neymar will be unable to play in the match as the club have confirmed he has picked up a fractured metatarsal.

PSG coach Unai Emery said he was optimistic that the Brazilian would be available to face Madrid as the Ligue 1 leaders attempt to mount a comeback after going down 3-1 at the Bernabeu.

Zidane, however, said on Monday: "I'm not happy with the Neymar injury and I hope he can be back for the game".

Despite spending lavishly since they took over PSG in the summer of 2011, the club's Qatari owners have so far failed in their bid to establish the club as a European force.

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