After picking up an ankle injury against Olympique Lyonnais last weekend, Paris St Germain forward Neymar is expected to return in January, the Ligue 1 champions said on Saturday.
Lyon’s Thiago Mendes, who was given a clear red card, had Brazilian playmaker Neymar, who had also sustained severe foot injuries in 2018 and 2019, weeping as he was taken off on a stretcher after a tackle.
There is some swelling to the bone following the sprain to his left ankle and he continues to undergo therapy at the training ground,” Following the sprain to his left ankle, there is some bruising to the bone and he continues to undergo treatment at the training ground,” “He is expected to make his return in January.”
The news means that for the first leg of PSG’s Champions League last 16 matches against his former club Barcelona in February, Neymar could heal in time.
Ahead of Sunday’s top-of-the-table game against Lille, he meets Pablo Sarabia, Mauro Icardi, Abdou Diallo, Juan Bernat, and Danilo Pereira on the sidelines.