Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar Jr is evacuated on a stretcher during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Marseille
Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar Jr is evacuated on a stretcher during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Marseille

PSG, Brazil hold breath as Neymar stretchered off

BRAZIL and PSG are holding their breath after Neymar was stretchered off late in a 3-0 Ligue 1 victory over Marseille after what appeared a nasty ankle roll.

 

The forward's ankle twisted at an awkward angle as he went down grimacing in pain, and was escorted off the pitch in tears.

 

The injury comes at a particularly poor time for the French champions, and depending on its severity could even damage Brazil's World Cup preparations.

PSG's Neymar leaves the pitch on a stretcher after being injured
PSG's Neymar leaves the pitch on a stretcher after being injured

 

PSG face a crucial second leg Champions League clash with Real Madrid in under 10 days time, and could be forced to do so without their biggest name.

 

Meanwhile, the Selecao have two friendlies lined up against Russia and defending World champions Germany late in March which shape as integral to their preparations for June's World Cup.

 

Its unclear how severe the injury is, but judging by the star's reaction and the immediate call for a stretcher he could be facing an extended stint on the sideline.


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