PSG faces anxious wait on Neymar injury after Brazilian star stretchered off in defeat by Lyon
December 14, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.
Paris Saint-Germain is waiting to find out the severity of an injury to Neymar after the Brazilian star was stretchered off in the Ligue 1 game against Lyon.
(CNN)Paris Saint-Germain is waiting to find out the severity of an injury to Neymar after the Brazilian star was stretchered off in the Ligue 1 game against Lyon.
Neymar's ankle appeared to get twisted awkwardly under Mendes' body, and he had to be stretchered off the pitch in clear distress in the dying embers of PSG's 1-0 defeat at home to Lyon.
PSG manager Thomas Tuchel said Neymar would have tests to establish how serious the injury was.
Neymar's injury compounded an awful evening for the reigning French champions as it suffered a surprise defeat to Lyon.
Tino Kadewere scored the only goal of the game for Lyon in the first half as PSG dropped to third in the table, one point behind leaders Lille and second-placed Lyon.
Neymar's injury comes at the worst possible time for PSG with the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League taking place on Monday.
Neymar moved to PSG from Barcelona in 2017 for a world record $263 million transfer record.
He has helped the club to three successive Ligue 1 titles as well as playing a pivotal in PSG's run to last season's Champions League final.