Why Neymar may miss Champions League clash against Madrid

The Brazilian was enjoying some downtime following Saturday's 5-2 thrashing of Strasbourg

Neymar is doubtful for Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League game against Real Madrid next week after tests showed he has a cracked fifth metatarsal in his right foot along with a sprained ankle.

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar Jnr., has suffered a fractured metatarsal and a sprained ankle, the club has confirmed.

"It is true that, today, the chances of Neymar being ready [to face Real Madrid] are smaller than they were last Sunday [after the Marseille match]".

On Sunday, Emery had voiced his hopes that the world's most expensive player would make it back in time for the blockbuster clash.

"If I had to pick my Real Madrid side now, I would say that Neymar could feature", Emery was then quoted as saying by ESPN.

PSG are 3-1 down to Real Madrid following the first leg and face a struggle to qualify for the next round, the quarter-finals set to be played on April 3 and the semis on April 24.

"It is false [the report]", Emery said.

In a report filed by Globo Esporte suggest that Neymar is expected to remain out of action for four weeks.

Just past year, Neymar's worldwide team-mate Gabriel Jesus was out of action for two months after breaking a metatarsal playing for Manchester City.

"We will see how he progresses before making a decision, and that will be made with the player himself". PSG spent big on Neymar in part because of its Champions League failures: It hasn't advanced past the quarterfinals in each of the past five seasons. We are going to wait.

The 26-year-old former Barcelona star has been in incredible form, with 29 goals and 17 assists in just 29 appearances for the Parisians. The proof is that here today we talked more about Ligue 1 than about other leagues.

But after being passed fit Neymar sustained an injury that is likely to stop him from playing against PSG, with the Brazilian having only eight days to recover.

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